No child should grow up alone.
Yet an estimated 220 million children—1 child out of every 10—worldwide are growing up without the care they need.
The absence of a stable, protective family exposes children to multiple risks. Their physical, psychological and social development may be hindered by insufficient nutrition, by no access to education or health care, and by lack of the emotional connection and support that every child needs.
Without a caring and protective parent, a child is more vulnerable to neglect, abuse, discrimination, exploitation and poverty. Lack of love, care and support can even impair the development of a child's brain.
This is a global crisis of unacceptable proportions. Learn more about your impact.