May 7 is World AIDS Orphans Day
“Children are the living messages we send to a
time we will not see.” –John W. Whitehead
In 2010, there will be at least 100 million orphans and children affected by AIDS. The AIDS pandemic has a devastating effect on the millions of children who are orphaned and/or infected with the virus. In countries most affected, 15-20% of children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. This almost systematic loss of both parents is an unprecedented event in human history.
The purpose of World AIDS Orphans Day is to focus public and media attention on the distress of these vulnerable children and the consequences of their social and economic exclusion.
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