Zambia

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Zambia is a land-locked country located in Southern Africa. It is estimated in July 2007 their population will reach 11,477,447 people. As with most countries where children are at risk, there are identifying issues affecting the children of the region. These generally fall under the categories of:

    Hunger
    Poverty
    Disease
    Natural Disasters
    Child Exploitation & Discrimination

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Homelessness

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Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

Extreme Poverty

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Extreme Poverty Be A HEROAverage Gross National Income for every man, women, and child in America is $35,060. World Development Bank, 2003.

  • Of the 24 mostly Western Developed Nations (including NA, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand etc.)  Population of 900 million, the GNI is $27,000 USD
  • Compare this to the fact that 1.2 billion people live on under $1.00 a day and 2.7 billion people live on under $2.00 USD a day.
  • 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they don’t consume enough food to render them productive.
  • Because of poverty 33,000 children (mostly under-five-year-olds) die every day due to preventable diseases – diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition – that is more than one child dying every 3 seconds.
  • 55% of all child deaths (17 million deaths a year) are just because the children are hungry.
  • Poverty is at the root of most of that which contributes to 'children becoming at risk'.

Current Project - Sara Rose Children’s Foundation - Orphanage - Kitwe, Zambia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Sponsor A Child, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Zambia

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City: Kitwe, Zambia
Project: Orphanage
Partner: Sara Rose Children’s Foundation
Number of Children: 17

Now installed in a new facility, the Sara Rose Home provides loving care to children who have been orphaned or abandoned, usually as a result of AIDs, and feeds many other children who do not live at the Home. The school-aged children attend a nearby school.

You can sponsor these children

Current Project - Eagles Wings - School, Full Care Program, Camps - Ndola, Zambia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Schools - Education, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Zambia

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City: Ndola, Zambia
Project: Transit Centre, Education Centre, ACTS Initiative
Partner: Eagles Wings

This mission is to work with children in poverty, assisting them to reach their God-given potential through partnering with the children’s existing family and community to bring education, hope, renewal and justice through Jesus Christ.

Orphans

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Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents.

By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005.

This large figure represents not only children who have lost both parents, but also those who have lost a father but have a surviving mother or have lost their mother but have a surviving father.

Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent grandparent, or other family member. 95 per cent of all orphans are over the age of five.

Issues - Zambia

on Thursday, 19 September 2013. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans, Zambia

Hunger

According to preliminary information released to the Southern African Development Community by the National Vulnerability Assessment Committee, Zambia's 2006 agricultural season was generally good with widespread rainfall, despite the late onset of rains in parts of the north and east. In some low-lying areas, excessive rains have limited crop production. Nonetheless, cereal production and carryover stock broke even with the country’s consumption needs of about 1.6 million metric tonne. Heavy rains, did however, cause soil erosion and degradation as well as damage to bridges and roads, all of which has prevented people from accessing markets to purchase seeds and fertiliser. Nutrition is expected to deteriorate in the next few months due to the desperate selling of agricultural produce and poor water and sanitation, which is likely to exacerbate the nutritional status of vulnerable people. Zambia is one of the world's poorest countries. Poverty and food insecurity are widespread in both rural and urban areas, and the country remains extremely vulnerable to recurring natural disasters, including floods, drought and animal disease. Food production levels vary widely from year to year. Food security is fragile because subsistence farmers depend on yearly rainfall and traditional hoe cultivation, and even in years of national food surplus, many subsistence farmers or households often struggle. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity levels and contributed to a decline in socioeconomic activity. Quite simply those who would have previously farmed their land and provided for their families are now either dead or dying. The World Food Program (WFP) plans to provide food aid to about 555,000 people in Zambia from July through to December 2006 under their Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. Distributions will target HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and Mother-and-Child health clinics; Programs for orphans and other vulnerable children; and Food-for-Assets and Food-for-Training projects. WFP will need about 30,000 metric tonnes of grain to meet these needs. In addition, WFP school-feeding activities will provide daily hot meals to over 185,500 vulnerable schoolchildren. WFP is also providing food aid to 69,000 refugees from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo who live in camps and remote settlements in Zambia, and rely totally on WFP for their basic food needs. (1)

(1) Ref: http://www.wfp.org/country_brief

 

Current Project - Grants for Grandparents - Ndola, Zambia

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Orphans, Sustainability, Zambia

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ity:  Ndola
Project:  Grants for Grandparents

Grants for Grandparents has been established to assist grandparents who are the full time carers of at least one grandchild.

Grants for Grandparents' primary focus is the small African nation of Zambia, where life expectancy is just 49 years of age.

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Human Trafficking - More Info

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Warning: Some of the content of this article is disturbing - reporting treatment of trafficking victims.

What is human trafficking? According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation."

HIV/AIDs and other diseases

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HIV/Aids
Of the 22 million people who have died of AIDS, 4.5 million of them have been children.

In 2006 there were 11 million AIDS orphans in the Sub Sahara. That is a staggering 10%, or one in every ten children is an orphan. This is twice as many as society can care for.

In South Africa, 50% of all the teenage girls who are now 15 years old, will be dead of AIDS in ten years.

Malaria
Around the world, 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

Tuberculosis
There were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011 (including 1.1 million cases among people with HIV) and an estimated 1.4 million deaths (including 430,000 people with HIV), making this disease one of the world's biggest infectious killers.

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