On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of International Road Accidents, the Lady of Lebanon, Herissa, opens its doors to visitors and faithful on Sunday (November 18) to pray for the victims' intentions in a divine service at 11 o'clock.
The Mass is the tenth annual Mass held by Yaza, celebrated in the context of the 110th anniversary of the Shrine of the Lady of Lebanon and the Year of Forgiveness.
According to the United Nations General Assembly, about 1.25 million people die each year, and between 20 and 50 million more are injured as a result of traffic accidents.
More than 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the leading cause of death in infantry aged 15-29, cyclists and scooters.
The General Assembly expressed its concern at the continuing increase in the number of road accidents, particularly in developing countries, and the significant increase in the number of road deaths and injuries worldwide. It called on Member States and the international community to recognize the third Sunday of November each year as a World Day to celebrate the victims of road accidents.
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its road safety report, which included information from 180 countries, indicating the number of deaths, traffic accidents and road injuries that are highest in low-income countries.
In the past three years at least 17 countries have added at least one law to their road safety, seat belts, alcohol steering, speed limit, motorcycle helmets and seat support laws.
This report is the basis of the United Nations Decade of Action for Traffic Safety 2011-2020, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, to highlight the impact of traffic accidents on children and to ensure that procedures are implemented to ensure their safety.
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