Millions of AIDS orphans strain Southern Africa
New York TimesSouthern Africa is increasingly home to children robbed of their childhood by AIDS and staggering under adult-size hardships. The United Nations Children's Fund estimates in a new report that 11 million children under 15 in sub-Saharan Africa have lost at least one parent to AIDS. About a third of them have lost both parents. By 2010, Unicef predicts, AIDS will have claimed at least one of the parents of 15 percent of the region's children 20 million in all.
—Posted: December 24, 2003
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