Day 14

MAY | 2022

Albania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Albanian tourism industry was terribly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years.  It was hoping for a recovery this year, but the war in Ukraine has put an end to that. A large percentage of tourists coming to Albania are from Ukraine and Russia. Pray for the businesses and families who are struggling financially as a result of the long-running tourism downturn. Pray that God will provide for them. Pray that many will turn to the Lord in this time of uncertainty and find that their hope can be secure in Jesus. The all-powerful God has a mighty hand and is full of love (The Bible, Psalm 136:12).

Source: War in Ukraine Hits Albania’s Hopes of Tourism Revival (Balkan Insight)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Albania was once the poorest nation in Europe, but poverty has been cut by more than half and the economy continues to show positive signs of growth. Despite having a well-known mob, Albania made notable steps in combating drugs, weapons, and human trafficking. Reconstruction after the devastating earthquake in November 2019 had only just started when the COVID-19 pandemic began, and progress has remained slow throughout the year. The process of Albania’s accession to the European Union is ongoing.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bujar Nishani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Edi Rama
POPULATION
3,029,000
CHRISTIANS
26.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
8,032
LIFE EXPECTANCY
77.54 yrs
LITERACY RATE
96.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
14.3%