A South African child exits a dormitory at the Emasithandane Children's Project orphanage in Nyanga, Cape Town South Africa 01 December 2008. The Emasithandane orphanage cares for children many of whom have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Situated in Nyanga one of the poorest townships in South Africa, the orphanage relies on private donations for its survival. In South Africa more than 1.5 million children are orphaned due to AIDS. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 15 million children under 18 have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. More than 12 million of these children live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first day in December worldwide is marked as the international HIV/AIDS day.
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