If the definition of “orphan” is expanded to include the loss of one parent under the same “D” factors, as does UNICEF, the number dramatically jumps to an astonishing 153 million. If you put all of them together in one place, they would make up the ninth largest country in the world, just ahead of Russia, Mexico, and Japan in population. Am I the one only shocked by this? Well, that is just the tip of the iceberg, because we still haven’t counted them all.
Take Away: A country of orphans would make up the 9th largest nation.