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
About Ukraine Orphan Outreach
Ukraine Orphan Outreach (UOO) is a non-profit organization formed by adoptive parents and others with concern for the future of orphaned Ukrainian children. Our mission is to reach out to this often forgotten group of older kids and make a difference in their future.