Humanitarian aid sent from Iran for the people of Gaza was blocked by Egypt as demanded by Israel. Egyptian authorities politely refused the assistance from Tehran, which included food, medical supplies, and medicines, due to requests from Tel Aviv. Although Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi made a statement during the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh that Muslims should stand together during these times of crisis in Palestine, Egypt declined the offer. Kolivand told Egyptian authorities of the need for continuing support for the oppressed people of Gaza. Pray that the critical involvement of Egypt during the crisis time in the Middle East will ease the warring conditions. Pray for the weary souls of Egypt to turn their hearts to Jesus Christ (The Bible, Isaiah 44:3).
During recent meetings of the UN Human Rights Council, Uzbekistan was urged to pay attention to its human rights abuses of activists, journalists, and bloggers. The report also said there was insufficient action to uphold the rights of women, children, and people with disabilities. They were also urged to pursue justice and accountability following the 2022 protests in Karakalpakstan that have never been followed through. Pray that action will be forthcoming and that those with the power to enact laws and pursue change will do so (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 19:7).