4 out of 5 orphans have living parents

According to a report by Save the Children, 4 out of 5 children living in an orphanage around the world has a living parent. The report states that some organizations trick or force the parents to give up their child, leading to risks of trafficking and abuse.

Source:  “Most ‘orphans’ have a living parent, says charity,” BBC News, November 24, 2009.