Day 3

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Bangladesh

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is rapidly affecting Bangladesh. It is the poor and marginalized people suffering the worse, those living in slums and unable to stop work or socially distance. Less than 5 percent have been vaccinated due to insufficient vaccination supplies. On top of the pandemic, more than a million people were impacted by Cyclone Yaas and the nation also hosts the world’s largest settlement of Rohingya refugees. Over all these humanitarian crisis, we declare no panic and terror, but we speak out God’s goodness and His victory as He fights on our behalf (The Bible, Deuteronomy 20:1-4).

Source: Humanitarian Situation Report No. 57: 1 January to 30 June 2021 (Relief Web)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The third largest Muslim majority country in the world, Bangladesh, is densely populated. Corruption and widespread human rights abuses remain challenges. The nation’s politics continues its slow slide from the pro-independence protest movement of the late 1960s towards an increasingly one-party dominated political horizon.  This year protests gathered in the capital against the forced disappearances of almost 500 people. Despite persecution against Christian Believers, the Church has grown in faith, boldness and numbers.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abdul Hamid
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sheikh Hasina
POPULATION
166.3 million
CHRISTIANS
0.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
48
REFUGEES
232,485
LIFE EXPECTANCY
70.94 yrs
LITERACY RATE
56.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
31.5%