February 13 marks the 67th anniversary of Children’s Day celebrated in Myanmar.
Children’s Day is a commemorative date celebrated annually to promote international togetherness, and awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare based on the decision of the United Nations to establish Universal Children’s Day in 1954.
It is celebrated in Myanmar on February 13, in concise with the birthday of Aung San, considered as the Father of the independence, to honor his fights for a better future for the children of Myanmar.
According to UNICEF Myanmar, 5 million children are in dire need of humanitarian aid, 1.5 million are torn apart – children being forced to flee their homes and communities, half of Myanmar’s children are growing up in poverty, around 300000 children are left unprotected from preventable diseases due to lack of vaccinations, 3 million children live without access to clean water, 30% of children under 5 suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition, more than third of casualties from landmines and explosive devices are children.
As you read the above, would you like to take a moment to pray specifically for children in Myanmar and other conflicted affected countries throughout the globe?
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. ~ Mathew 18:10 (NIV)