Moments In Time

Some facts and figures at a glance

Institutional Care
  • Almost 1.5 million children live in public care in Central and Eastern Europe alone
  • In Romania, over 53,000 children are languishing in institutions. Around 62% of them are aged between 10 and 18
  • Central Asia and Eastern Europe are experiencing the fastest growth in HIV/AIDS infection- Worst affected are the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the Baltic States, while the most recent outbreaks are in Central Asia. In 2003, the region reported 30,000 AIDS-related deaths and 230,000 new infections. A million and a half people are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • 80% of people living with HIV/AIDS in the region are under 30, compared to Western Europe and the United States, where only 30% of HIV cases are among people under 29.
  • Use of drugs, alcohol and prostitution among teenagers on the rise. The majority of Chechnya's 10,000 drug users are under 30

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