Every January 6th, World War Orphans Day is celebrated to raise people’s awareness of the plight of war orphans and to resolve the painful conditions they face.
♦ According to UNICEF, children under 18 who have lost one or two parents due to any cause of death are considered orphans.
♦ According to UNICEF data, there were approximately 140 million orphans worldwide in 2015, including 10 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, 61 million in Asia, 7.3 million in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and 52 million in Africa.
♦ This day highlights the lives of children affected by the results of the war and aims to improve their future.
♦ According to UNICEF data, in the wars of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, nearly 50% victims were civilians, and this number gradually increased in 2001. Since that year, the figure has fallen by 0.7%. Per year.
♦ In World War II, about two-thirds of the victims were civilians, and by the end of the 1980s, this number had risen to 90%.
♦ Based on the above data, it is obvious that civilians in many countries around the world have become victims of wars. Among them, the child is the victim of silence. Millions of children grew up in war zones without family racial conflicts. Orphans are not only forced to take care of themselves, but also their young siblings (if any).
♦ Therefore, this day highlights the plight of orphans and reminds us that we must take care of every child.