Day 2

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

20 years after the Taliban were removed from power, the withdrawal of international troops opened the door for the Taliban to resume control. The speed at which they took control of all major cities was unanticipated, leaving a wake of violence and crisis, and creating a complex evacuation process for expatriates. A Taliban spokesman said they did not want civil war but asked the President to step down and have established their own parallel state called the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their own flag. Today we declare that the Lord is our Banner, and He alone has the victory. (The Bible, Exodus 17:15).

Source: The Taliban explained (Al Jazeera)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Islamic extremist group, the Taliban. Originally a group of radical Islamic scholars, the founders of the Taliban intended to bring political and economic stability to the nation after nearly two decades of conflict. However, its radical practices brought oppression and the country’s poverty worsened. Conversion to Christianity remains a crime.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ashraf Ghani
HEAD OF GOV.
President Ashraf Ghani
POPULATION
32,225,560
CHRISTIANS
0.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
2
REFUGEES
1,324,996
LIFE EXPECTANCY
60.93 yrs
LITERACY RATE
31%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
36%