Child Sponsor Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea, including its five islands, is one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of just 685,991 and today is a large exporter of oil being sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. As such it has a thriving economy, however very little of that wealth has extended to the poorer in society where some 70% of the country live below the United Nation's poverty threshold. There are allegations that most of this wealth is siphoned off into the pockets of the ruling elite and the country's current president is facing worldwide investigations for corruption. Equatorial Guinea is in 136th 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.. The majority of the child population live without electricity, basic education or heath care facilities and live within families making a living of subsistence farming whilst the offshore oil industry engages mainly foreign workers. In Equatorial Guinea one in five children die before the age of five usually from diarrhoea, cholera and other diseases linked to poor water supplies with clean water only being available to less than half of the population and around half of the child population of the country live in single parent homes, normally because of high levels of adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS which is currently running at 5% of the population with 5000 out of the country's child population of 317,000 orphaned through the virus.

Whilst Equatorial Guinea's constitution enshrines the protection of children's physical and psychological health and normal development, child labour is both legal and widespread and its human right's record has been described as one of the worst in the world not least because of a political system that has the president exerting total control over most aspects of life. Due to its size and limited child population, there are few child sponsor programs in Equatorial Guinea. Those that do exist focus on caring for orphaned children and promoting access to education, nutrition and health care as well as family strengthening. You can make a difference when you sponsor a child in Equatorial Guinea.



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There are also some other charities who work with communities in the Ivory Coast:

There are also some other charities who work with communities in Equatorial Guinea.

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