Day 2

DECEMBER | 2021

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The UN reports that the number of people in Afghanistan who are living in near-famine conditions has increased by 3 million people since the start of this year. Almost 60 percent of the people in Afghanistan are living with acute hunger. Malnutrition has increased and hospitals are overrun with related health issues. The UN also reports that since untrained Taliban officials began taking over hospital administration, the health care system has been struggling even more. Today, we declare God has always been present in Afghanistan and continues to be present. He will not leave or forsake the Afghan people. Pray that many will come to know this truth (The Bible, 1 Kings 8:57).

Source: Afghanistan children suffer with malnutrition as unpaid doctors and Taliban bosses clash in hospitals (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Afghanistan is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the 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. However, troop withdrawals in mid-2021 saw a rapid collapse and a return of the Taliban to power, prompting this year’s most extreme large-scale evacuation of foreigners and vulnerable national staff. The future of this nation appears grim, particularly for Christian Believers, women and girls, and anyone who had been associated with foreign intervention in the last 20 years.

CHIEF OF STATE
Hibatullah Akhundzada
HEAD OF GOV.
Hasan Akhund
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%