Arigatou International is also a member of the Faith Action for Children on the Move Coalition, which is a group of faith-inspired organizations committed to working together to end violence against children on the move. The coalition, formed by 14 faith-inspired organizations and launched in 2018, has been working to end violence against children on the move, including refugee, immigrant and internally displaced children.
In December 2019, the Coalition participated in the First Global Refugee Forum, pledging to enhance, among others, the capacity of local faith actors in at least 10 contexts to apply standards of child protection and safeguards (including the creation of safe spaces and specific support for at-risk groups including young and adolescent girls and children with disabilities) as well as to develop modules on spiritual support for caregivers and people of faith and faith-based organizations. This priority includes training these groups on how to provide faith-sensitive psychosocial support in line with the interfaith mental health and psychosocial support guidelines developed in conjunction with UNHCR, and to train aid actors on spiritual support and services available for children on the move.
The Forum came at the end of a tumultuous decade in which the number of refugees has risen to over 25 million people worldwide.