Day 2

MAY | 2022

Afghanistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Border tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan dramatically increased in the last few months with Pakistan claiming that terror attacks were being carried out in Pakistan by militants based in Afghanistan. Pakistan military air raids in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of more than 45 people. Afghanistan says they were mostly civilians, including women and children. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom to reign in Afghanistan’s Taliban government. Pray that His power will overrule the militant mindset of the leaders. Praise God that He made the heavens and the earth by His great power and outstretched arm, so nothing is too hard for Him (The Bible, Jeremiah 32:17).

Source: At least 47 dead in Afghanistan after Pakistan attacks (Al Jazeera)

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%