Day 23

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Chad

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Amnesty International has called the situation in north-eastern Nigeria, which is near Lake Chad, a ‘rape epidemic’. Acts of sexual violence have been carried out by government security forces, aid workers and members of the local population. There have been multiple instances of sexual violence against women and girls in the Lake Chad region since terrorism activity started in the area. The research showed that the dire economic conditions in the region meant that women and girls were compelled to engage in transactional sex in exchange for money, food, shelter, protection and marriage. This added to their vulnerability to sexual violence. Pray for the livelihood of girls and women unable to earn a living to be protected from all evil (The Bible, Job 5:21).

Source:

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/africa/unequal-power-relations-driven-by-poverty-fuel-sexual-violence-in-lake-chad-region-84160

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Idriss Déby is the present president and Albert Pahimi Padacké is the current Prime Minister of Chad since 26 April 2021. The government is a unitary state with a Presidential system. Chad is landlocked in the middle of the continent and is bordered by six neighboring countries. Chad’s population is unevenly distributed in large part due to the variations in climate and physical geography throughout the country. With its freshwater, Lake Chad draws most of Chad’s over 17 million people to the southwest.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamat Déby
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Albert Pahimi Padacké
POPULATION
11,631,000
CHRISTIANS
35.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sufi Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
505,067
LIFE EXPECTANCY
49.44 yrs
LITERACY RATE
35.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
80%