Orphans in the World

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How many orphans are there in the world?

Around 163 million.

There are around 163 million orphaned children recorded all over the world in 2007. This data reflects the number of children who have lost one or both parents due to any cause. The estimate for fully orphaned children (having no parental care at all) is placed at 18.52 million worldwide. These numbers are based on Orphan Estimates published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2009.

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