THERE are more than 150 mil­lion or­phaned or aban­doned chil­dren in the world right now.

First News - - Front Page - by Ben Puls­ford

At least 13 mil­lion of these chil­dren have lost both of their par­ents. This week, the world’s eyes have turned to all of these chil­dren for World Or­phan Week (3-10 Fe­bru­ary). World Or­phan Week – run by char­ity SOS Chil­dren’s Vil­lages UK (SOSUK) – aims to raise aware­ness of the needs of or­phaned and aban­doned chil­dren all around the world.

This week, peo­ple all over the UK are do­ing their bit to sup­port their cause, mak­ing sure as many or­phans as pos­si­ble have a home and are sur­rounded by peo­ple to care for them right up un­til they be­come adults.

Learn more about the work of SOSUK at soschil­drensvil­

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