There are over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine.
The estimated number of orphans globally currently reported by the UNICEF and the World Health Organization include:
17.6 million children worldwide have lost both parents (“double orphan”).
150 million children worldwide have lost either one parent (“single orphan”) or both parents.
Missing From the Estimates
One of the greatest weaknesses in these global orphan estimates is that they include only orphans that are currently living in homes. They do not count the estimated 2 to 8+ million children living in institutions. Nor do current estimates include the vast number of children who are living on the streets, exploited for labor, victims of trafficking, or participating in armed conflict.
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It started with a prayer.
Love Cradle International started with a prayer. In 2000 a young, single Ukranian woman looked around her at homeless children all around Ukraine. She saw them living in the sewers in the belly of Kiev, in cities around Ukraine sleeping on the above-ground heating pipes for warmth after they tore away the asbestos insulation. She saw them dressed in rags begging for food and money at the “Metro” stops. With tears in her eyes she asked God “What can I, a single woman with very little resources, do about this?”