Wednesday, July 14, 2004

800,000 New Nigerian Orphans Last Year

ALL AFRICA - An estimated 800,000 Nigerian children became orphans in 2003 as a result of the death of their parents from HIV/AIDS related complications. A release by the Communication Officer of the United Nations Children's Fund stated that 5.2 million children lost one or both parents in Sub-Saharan Africa last year, while by 2010, the region will be home to an estimated 50 million orphaned children.

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