Devastating Child Labour Across the African Continent. Africa has the largest number of child labourers; 72.1 million African children are estimated to be in child labour and 31.5 million in hazardous work. Progress against child labour appears to have stalled in Africa. Children in Africa face harsh risks and are often subjected to hostile environments.
The number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in the developing world has reached crisis proportions. In Sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS has exacerbated poverty in many communities and has weakened the capacity of many countries to care for their orphaned children.
Children’s Education Crisis in AfricaUrgent action is needed to get every child in school and learning. Africa’s education crisis demands the urgent attention of political leaders and their aid partners. The target of universal primary education by 2015 is likely to be missed by a wide margin, leaving millions of children out of school.