Kyrgyzstan – statistics (2016)

The most alarming statistics

72.7% of children are subject to domestic violence and 83% of children are subjected to violence in school. Сrimes against sexual inviolability and freedom of children in 2015 increased by 83% in comparison with 2011.

Officially, in Kyrgyzstan, there are 134 children’s homes (66 are private) that house about 13,500 children in 2015. The number of displaced children is constantly growing: every year this number is increasing by 1,000 kids. According to UNICEF, the number of children in institutions in the country is more than 20 thousand today.

In general, in 2015, 75 million soms were allocated for the needs of Kyrgyzstan’s orphanages, and in 2016 it was 69 million soms. Judging by the volume and content of humanitarian aid, this money is sorely lacking. The most part of the support from utensils and to soap with shampoo is coming from NPOs.

The average amount of state benefits for these children is 554 soms ($ 9.00). At least 309,657 children of the Kyrgyz Republic live on only 18 soms a day ($ 0.30). In the first half of 2015 alone, 16,680 children without parental care were identified in Kyrgyzstan, and most of them were children from families of internal and external migrants.
There is a major increase in the number of abandoned children.

Children with Disabilities

The number of children with disability continues to be on alarming level, and the difference between urban and rural areas is significant. This is explained, among other issues, by the availability of medical care, family planning, as well as the level of education and social responsibility of future parents.

Number of Educational and Healthcare institutions vs number of Mosques.

During last 26 years number of mosques increased in 70 times. There was 39 mosques in Kyrgyzstan and at the present time 2 743. Now number of mosques overreach number of 2 218 schools and 338 hospitals.

Crimes against children

The situation with crimes against children is deplorable. Despite the reforms, there are no visible improvements in the protection of children from ill-treatment. In 2014, 909 crimes were committed against minors (10 children were killed, 33 were seriously injured, 66 were raped and 117 were sexually abused). Crimes against the sexual inviolability and freedom of children in 2014 compared with 2012 increased by 83%. Violence in one form or another is committed in Kyrgyzstan in 30% of families. 50% of children said that they faced verbal abuse, 39% were subjected to mental violence, 37% – to physical, and 1.6% – to sexual abuse. At the same time, 83% of children are subjected to violence in school.

According to UNICEF, the number of children in institutions in the country is more than 20 thousand today. In general, in 2015, 75 million soms were allocated for the needs of Kyrgyzstan’s orphanages, and in 2016 it was 69 million soms. Judging by the volume and content of humanitarian aid, this money is sorely lacking. The most part of the support from utensils and to soap with shampoo is coming from NPOs.
The average amount of state benefits for these children is 554 soms ($ 9.00). At least 309,657 children of the Kyrgyz Republic live on only 18 soms a day ($ 0.30). In the first half of 2015 alone, 16,680 children without parental care were identified in Kyrgyzstan, and most of them were children from families of internal and external migrants.
There is a major increase in the number of abandoned children.