Day 14

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Albania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

A recent report exploring the progress that European countries were making in the global sustainable development objectives, suggested that Albania was the nation most at risk of poverty. Albania had the highest percentage of people, almost half of the population, who were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The percentage appears to have increased in the last few years. Pray for a new beginning for Albania as many nations in Europe are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic but are challenged by the war in Ukraine. Pray that God will provide for those who are in need (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:8).

Source: Albania has Highest Risk of Poverty in Europe (Exit News)

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%