Wishing You Wells...
There are more than 143 million orphans and 400 million vulnerable children in the world, according to UNICEF.
By population, orphans would be the 8th largest country in the world.
Africa is known as the continent of orphans:
Somewhere in the world, a child dies every 5.2 seconds due to malnutrition, disease, or neglect.
Ethiopia is ranked by the UN's Human Development Index as one of the four poorest countries in the world.
Population: 74.2 million
6 million orphans
Average women gives birth to 5.9 children.
1 in 10 children die before their first birthday.
1 in 6 chldren die before age 5.
Over 50% of children are stunted.
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of more than half of all child deaths.
Average life expectancy is 48 for men, 50 for women.
Only 50% of children attend primary school (K - 3).
80% of women and almost 50% of men believe there are at least some situations when a man is justified in beating his wife.