For practitioners Resources Why Care Matters The care of children matters to all of us. But today there are millions of children around the world that are not cared for adequately. It is a global crisis and one that will only get worse. There are an estimated 151 million children worldwide with either one or both parents dead, with at least 13 million of these children having lost both parents (UNICEF 2013). View the report in English, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish. You can also view the summary in English.