Child Sponsor Swaziland

Child Sponsor Swaziland

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Swaziland with its population of around one million is a small landlocked country surrounded by South Africa to the north, west and south and Mozambique to the east that gained its independence in 1968 from the United Kingdom.

he country is ruled by King Mswati III, the world's last absolute monarch, who has ruled by decree since 1986 and who has continued to ban political parties after his father, King Sobhuza, dissolved the constitution in 1973, however there is growing unrest and demand for political reform, frequently stalled by the ruling elite.

Swaziland is in 141st place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of 48.7yrs however that standing belies the crisis facing the country as Swaziland is now the world's leading country for HIV/AIDS with over 50% of adults over the age of twenty infected  ~ the number of children dying from being born with AIDS has also doubled in the last fifteen years.

The situation is so dire that the very existence of the country is under threat with the United Nations noting that if the infection rate continues unabated the Swazi population will be wiped out in the forthcoming decades.

As if that wasn't enough for the child population of Swaziland, 40% of all children there suffer from acute poverty and malnutrition and there are an estimated 100,000 orphans in the country (10% of its overall population) and this is likely to increase given the rapidly rising levels of HIV/AIDS.

Child sponsor programs in Swaziland with with orphaned and abandoned children together with child-headed families where parents have died through AIDS, AIDs awareness and prevention, helping with school fees and equipment and access to healthcare and secure food supplies; a situation becoming more critical following recent droughts.

You can help when you sponsor a child in Swaziland.



 
 
 
 
 
 

Child Sponsor Swaziland

Child Sponsor Swaziland

Child Sponsor Swaziland

Child Sponsor Swaziland

 


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A video of some children dancing and singing from Ezulwini, Swaziland.

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Swaziland Children

Child Sponsor Swaziland

There are also some other charities who work with communities in Swaziland. If you work with children in Swaziland tell us about your work here.
www.savethechildren.org.sz
www.swazichildren.org

 

 
 


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