The Orphans of Ukraine

In a country where the average standard of living has decreased by 80% over the last 20 years, poverty and sickness are brought on by the inability to provide adequate nutrition and healthcare. Least able to fend for themselves are the children who are have been abandoned and orphaned.

  • 100,000 orphans live in Ukraine’s 450 orphanages
  • 100,000 more children are on the streets because the orphanages are full
  • 10% of orphans commit suicide after leaving the orphanage before their 18th birthday
  • 60% of the girls end up in prostitution
  • 70% of the boys end up in crime
  • Only 27% are able to find work