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Last update: Apr 2013

Orphan Estimates

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Countries Children who have lost one or both parents
due to all causes, 2011
Children who have lost one or both parents
due to AIDS, 2011
Children both of whose parents have died due to any cause, 2011 Children both of whose parents have died
due to AIDS, 2011
Estimate Low estimate High estimate
Afghanistan………………
Albania………………
Algeria………………
Andorra………………
Angola1,300,000140,00094,000210,000170,00015,000
Antigua and Barbuda………………
Argentina………………
Armenia………………
Australia………………
Austria………………
Azerbaijan………………
Bahamas………………
Bahrain………………
Bangladesh………………
Barbados………………
Belarus………………
Belgium………………
Belize………………
Benin380,00047,00029,00067,00041,0008,500
Bhutan………………
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)………………
Bosnia and Herzegovina………………
Botswana140,000100,00093,000120,00032,00031,000
Brazil………………
Brunei Darussalam………………
Bulgaria………………
Burkina Faso880,000130,000110,000160,000120,00015,000
Burundi610,000120,000100,000140,000110,00017,000
Cambodia………………
Cameroon1,300,000340,000300,000380,000190,00080,000
Canada………………
Cape Verde………………
Central African Republic350,000140,000110,000170,00069,00020,000
Chad880,000180,000140,000230,000140,00019,000
Chile………………
China..................
Colombia………………
Comoros………………
Congo230,00051,00044,00064,00034,00015,000
Cook Islands………………
Costa Rica………………
Cτte d'Ivoire1,200,000410,000360,000460,000190,00057,000
Croatia………………
Cuba………………
Cyprus………………
Czech Republic………………
Democratic People's Republic of Korea………………
Democratic Republic of the Congo………………
Denmark………………
Djibouti46,0008,8007,10011,0006,6002,100
Dominica………………
Dominican Republic………………
Ecuador………………
Egypt………………
El Salvador………………
Equatorial Guinea46,0006,0004,4007,8006,400<1000
Eritrea280,00019,00010,00042,00035,0001,700
Estonia………………
Ethiopia4,600,000950,000850,0001,100,000670,000140,000
Fiji………………
Finland………………
France………………
Gabon64,00021,00011,00032,0008,0005,000
Gambia………………
Georgia………………
Germany………………
Ghana970,000180,000150,000210,000110,00033,000
Greece………………
Grenada………………
Guatemala………………
Guinea570,00052,00034,00083,00071,0004,000
Guinea-Bissau110,0007,5005,40010,00015,000<1000
Guyana………………
Haiti420,00087,00070,000110,00049,00014,000
Holy See………………
Honduras………………
Hungary………………
Iceland………………
India………………
Indonesia………………
Iran (Islamic Republic of)………………
Iraq………………
Ireland………………
Israel………………
Italy………………
Jamaica………………
Japan………………
Jordan………………
Kazakhstan………………
Kenya2,600,0001,100,0001,000,0001,200,000430,000310,000
Kiribati………………
Kuwait………………
Kyrgyzstan………………
Lao People's Democratic Republic………………
Latvia………………
Lebanon………………
Lesotho200,000140,000130,000150,00048,00044,000
Liberia230,00033,00022,00043,00033,0004,100
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya………………
Liechtenstein………………
Lithuania………………
Luxembourg………………
Madagascar………………
Malawi1,000,000610,000550,000660,000170,000130,000
Malaysia………………
Maldives………………
Mali………………
Malta………………
Marshall Islands………………
Mauritania………………
Mauritius………………
Mexico………………
Micronesia (Federated States of)………………
Monaco………………
Mongolia………………
Montenegro………………
Morocco………………
Mozambique2,000,000800,000690,000920,000370,000130,000
Myanmar………………
Namibia120,00075,00056,000100,00020,00017,000
Nauru………………
Nepal………………
Netherlands………………
New Zealand………………
Nicaragua………………
Niger………………
Nigeria10,800,0002,200,0001,800,0002,500,0001,700,000370,000
Niue………………
Norway………………
Oman………………
Pakistan………………
Palau………………
Palestine, State of………………
Panama………………
Papua New Guinea250,00012,0007,80017,00025,0003,300
Paraguay………………
Peru………………
Philippines………………
Poland………………
Portugal………………
Qatar………………
Republic of Korea………………
Republic of Moldova………………
Romania………………
Russian Federation………………
Rwanda660,000170,000150,000210,00094,00020,000
Saint Kitts and Nevis………………
Saint Lucia………………
Saint Vincent and Grenadines………………
Samoa………………
San Marino………………
Sao Tome and Principe………………
Saudi Arabia………………
Senegal………………
Serbia………………
Seychelles………………
Sierra Leone310,00018,00014,00025,00037,0003,500
Singapore………………
Slovakia………………
Slovenia………………
Solomon Islands………………
Somalia………………
South Africa3,500,0002,100,0002,000,0002,300,000740,000560,000
South Sudan410,00075,00036,000100,00052,00017,000
Spain………………
Sri Lanka………………
Sudan………………
Suriname………………
Swaziland110,00075,00068,00082,00022,00020,000
Sweden………………
Switzerland………………
Syrian Arab Republic………………
Tajikistan………………
Thailand………………
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia………………
Timor-Leste………………
Togo250,00089,00067,000110,00026,00019,000
Tonga………………
Trinidad and Tobago………………
Tunisia………………
Turkey………………
Turkmenistan………………
Tuvalu………………
Uganda2,600,0001,100,0001,000,0001,200,000430,000190,000
Ukraine………………
United Arab Emirates………………
United Kingdom………………
United Republic of Tanzania3,000,0001,300,0001,200,0001,400,000480,000220,000
United States………………
Uruguay………………
Uzbekistan………………
Vanuatu………………
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)………………
Viet Nam………………
Yemen………………
Zambia1,200,000680,000620,000740,000260,000120,000
Zimbabwe1,300,0001,000,000960,0001,100,000330,000320,000
SUMMARY INDICATORS†
Africa57,500,00015,300,00013,900,00016,700,0008,800,0003,100,000
Sub-Saharan Africa53,600,00015,200,00013,800,00016,600,0008,500,0003,100,000
Eastern and Southern Africa27,200,00010,700,0009,900,00011,300,0004,600,0002,300,000
West and Central Africa26,300,0004,500,0003,800,0005,200,0003,900,000730,000
Middle East and North Africa6,000,000160,000120,000200,000430,00018,000
Asia71,300,0001,100,000850,0001,300,0005,600,000250,000
South Asia42,900,000600,000310,000890,0003,700,000150,000
East Asia and Pacific28,700,000510,000450,000560,0001,900,00097,000
Latin America and Caribbean9,500,000600,000360,000910,000510,000130,000
CEE/CIS6,500,000170,000120,000230,000340,00033,000
World151,000,00017,300,00016,300,00020,000,00017,900,0003,500,000


DEFINITIONS OF THE INDICATORS

Children who have lost one or both parents due to all causes: Estimated number of children (0–17 years old) as of 2011 who have lost one or both parents to any cause.

 

 Children who have lost one or both parents due to AIDS: Estimated number of children (0–17 years old) as of 2011 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

 

Children both of whose parents have died due to any cause: Estimated number of children (0–17 years old) as of 2011 who have lost both parents to any cause.

 

Children both of whose parents have died due to AIDS: Estimated number of children (0–17 years old) as of 2011 who have lost both parents to AIDS.

 

MAIN DATA SOURCES

Children who have lost one or both parents due to all causes: UNAIDS, 2012 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.

 

Children who have lost one or both parents due to AIDS: UNAIDS, 2012 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.

 

Children both of whose parents have died due to any cause: UNAIDS unpublished estimates, 2012.

 

Children both of whose parents have died due to AIDS: UNAIDS unpublished estimates, 2012.

 

NOTES

– Data not available.

 

† Regional averages are calculated only when the population represents 50 per cent or more of the region's total population of interest.