Raise awareness of global child welfare concernsCoridel Foundation will use New York as the operational hub to raise awareness of global welfare concerns and to establish a support base across the United States at large. We will reach out to a network of individual and corporate supporters to fundraise and begin the process of fulfilling all its exempt purposes.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) defines an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents. By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005; 13 million are estimated to have lost both parents.
- Conflict has orphaned or separated 1 million children from their families in the 1990s.
- An estimated two to five per cent of the refugee population are unaccompanied children.
- According to data released in 2003, as many as eight million boys and girls around the world live in institutional care.
- In 2007, 67.5 million children in South Asia and East Asia had lost one or both parents due to all causes.
- In Russia, the annual number of children left without parental care has more than doubled over the last 10 years, despite falling birth rates.
- In Central and Eastern Europe alone, almost 1.5 million children live in public care.
- More than 15 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS, over 11.6 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa.
- The number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS is expected to jump to more than 25 million. In 12 African countries, projections show that orphans will comprise at least 15 per cent of all children under 15 years of age by 2010.