• There are over 150 million orphans in the world.
  • Only 250,000 are adopted each year.
  • 3 billion people live on less than two dollars a day.
  • 1.3 billion of these people live on less than one dollar a day
  • 3 billion people have no access to sanitation.
  • 2 billion have no access to electricity.
  • In the last 24 hours, 30,000 children around the world under the age of five died from poverty related causes. That’s over 10 million children a year.
  • Preventable water-related diseases kill one child every 15 seconds.
  • Every 15 seconds another child becomes an AIDS orphan in Africa.
  • Every day 5,760 more children become orphans.
  • Every year 2,102,400 more children become orphans in Africa alone.
  • Every day 38,493 children become too old to stay in the orphanage and are thrown out and left to fend for themselves.
  • Many of these orphans are trafficked or become involved in drugs, prostitution or crime, and a high percentage commit suicide.



“7 Days of Nothing” is part of the Families for Orphans program of Global Helping Advance Women & Children (GLOBAL HAWC dba Family Watch International).  To learn more about the broader work of GLOBAL HAWC to defend the family and children, visit www.familywatchinternational.org.