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May 23, 2012 5:02 am

Orphan Stats

*Please… Let’s care about the orphan crisis that is going in WORLDWIDE!  These are our children!

It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide (recent UNICEF report.)

The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million… to give you an idea of the enormity of the numbers… (The current population of Russia is 141 million)

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

2,102,400 more children become orphans every year in Africa alone 

Every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan

There are an estimated 18 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa

8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but… 

Each year over 14 million children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen

Each day 38,493 orphans age out

Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call home

Studies show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals 

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