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Bangladesh Without Orphans

Bangladesh is the most populated country per density in the world. The country has over 155 million people with over half of the population being under the age of 15. In Bangladesh more than 170,000 children under the age of 5 die each year from malnutrition, disease and poverty. That is the equivalent of a child dying every 3 minutes of treatable causes. The literacy rate in Bangladesh is 47.9% of the population and most children will leave school by the age of 8.

Belarus Without Orphans

The Republic of Belarus is a small former Soviet nation in Europe with a population just under 10 million. In 2008, Belarus was a nation that got hit pretty severely in the global economic crisis. Because of this economic downturn there are approximately 25,000 orphans in Belarus.

Colombia Without Orphans

Colombia is a predominantly Roman Catholic country of 46 million people located in the northwest corner of South America. It is a poor nation that has been consistently hit by natural disasters and the spread of conflict. Colombia has been in a 40 year civil war. This, along with the drug trade, have contributed to the orphan crisis in Colombia.

Ethiopia Without Orphans

Ethiopia is a country of 94 million people located in eastern Africa. It is the most populous landlocked country in the world. With a high prevalence of HIV and over 44% of the population under the age of 14, orphanhood is an important issue in Ethiopia. There are about 5.5 million orphans in the nation with 85,000 HIV orphans.

Ghana Without Orphans

Ghana, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in West Africa, is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million from a variety of ethnic and religious groups.

India Without Orphans / Bharathiya Sneha Parivar

India is a country in South Asia, the second most populous country with a population of over 1.2 billion people, and is the seventh largest country by area. UNICEF estimates that there are about 31 million children that can be labeled orphans.

Kenya Without Orphans

Kenya is a country of approximately 44 million people located in the African Great Lakes Region of east Africa. Over 40% of the population in Kenya are under the age of 14.¹ There is a high prevelance rate of HIV with 1/3 of the population being orphaned due to the disease. It is estimated that there are about 1.7 - 3 million orphans in Kenya with 700 children being orphaned everyday.

Latvia Without Orphans

Latvia is a small country in northeastern Europe along the Baltic Coast. It's population is just over 2.2 million. Latvia is one of the poorest countries in Europe with one of the worst health care systems and faces dire human rights issues.

Malawi Without Orphans

Malawi is one of the developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; its population is projected to 15 million people. The countries economy relies on agriculture as the major source of income. Geographically Malawi is bordered by three countries: Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. Malawi is divided into three regions: Northern, Central, and Southern. The country has three cities and the main capital city is Lilongwe which is located in the Central region. Malawi is one of the worst nations affected by HIV/AIDS. The estimates prevalence rate for adults (15 years and older) is 14.1 compared to 6.1 for Sub-Saharan Africa overall. That means that the number with HIV is approximately one million. This challenge has increased the number of orphan children in Malawi.

Nepal Without Orphans

Nepal is located south of China and north of India. It's population is around 27 million people. It is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.

Romania Without Orphans

Romania is a located in South Eastern Europe and has a population of about 21.7 million people. There are about 100,000 orphans living in child protective services with more being abandoned each day.

Russia Without Orphans

Russia is a very large country in northern Eurasia with about 143.5 million people. Russian orphanages are home to a rough estimate of 800,00 orphans, according to That number, of course, is much larger if you include the street children and children that live with extended family.

South Africa Without Orphans

According to World Bank, South Africa is a country of close to 53 million people. Unicef reports that South Africa has the highest global burden of HIV and AIDS - 16 per cent of the world’s population with the disease lives here. Of the 3.7 million orphans in South Africa, close to half of them have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS-related diseases.

Uganda Without Orphans

Uganda is a landlocked country in the heart of East Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a population of over 33 million. Since it's independence from Brittain there have been periods of conflict and a lengthy civil war that has left tens of thousands dead and displaced more than a million people. Just the HIV/AIDS epidemic alone has left 1.2 million children orphaned with a total of 2.7 million orphans.

Ukraine Without Orphans

Ukraine has a population of 44.5 million people, and 92,000 orphans (27,000 of whom are adoptable). Most adoptable orphans in Ukraine live in institutions like orphanages, though in recent years Ukraine has made great strides in moving towards family care like foster care and adoption.

Zimbabwe Without Orphans

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. There are about 1.5 million orphans in Zimbabwe with places of safety for only about 0.5% of this number.