Day 17

MAY | 2022

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

President Guelleh of Djibouti has pointed out his achievements in a recent interview. Djibouti was hailed by the World Health Organization for its meticulous management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s geostrategic location was used by the government to build an attractive logistical hub for military bases and foreign direct investment to boost the economy. Djibouti, despite the country’s successes, is fragile as the country is suffering from over-indebtedness, a difficult business environment, endemic poverty, and unemployment. Tragically freedom restrictions are prevalent. Djibouti Ministry of Health is concerned about children and will launch two nationwide polio vaccination campaigns. About 150 000 children will be immunized to protect them from the contagious disease. Pray for the churches to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Pray for the lives of children to be preserved by the awesome power of God  (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10).

Sources:

https://www.theafricareport.com/192354/djibouti-i-will-not-let-anyone-touch-the-constitution-says-president-guelleh/

http://www.emro.who.int/polio/polio-news/djibouti-ministry-of-health-launches-round-two-of-nationwide-polio-vaccination-campaign.html?format=html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismail Omar Guelleh is the President and the Prime minister is Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed. The Republic of Djibouti lies between Eritrea and Somalia, bordering the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti gained independence in 1977 and functioned as an authoritarian one-party state until the president stepped aside in 1999 and balanced the nation’s two main ethnic groups, the Issa of Somali origin and the Afar of Ethiopian origin. Djibouti is predominantly a Muslim nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
POPULATION
828,000
CHRISTIANS
1.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
24,362
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.79 yrs
LITERACY RATE
70%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.8%