Prayer Service for Children and Young People
Join us on the margins of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly for a prayer service for children and young people.
The multiple and interconnected crisis and conflicts facing the world have serious and devastating psychological, physical and social impact on children and young people. Over 78 million are out of school; 120 million who are attending school are not achieving required proficiency; and overall 222 million children and young people are in need of educational support. Failing health systems have resulted in 25 million children missing out on one or more doses of critical vaccines. It is the largest drop in a generation, according to UNICEF and WHO. On top of this gap, children are facing severe acute malnutrition, which weakens their immunity; this together with missed vaccines, threatens their very lives. Hunger crisis and immunization gaps converge into a real crisis for the survival, development and protection of children and young people.
We call on world leaders gathering at the United Nations to rally around urgent actions to save entire generations of children and young people.
Join ACT Alliance, Caritas Internationalis ,World Council of Churches and World Vision in Prayer for children and young people and for world leaders to give them Life in all its fullness.