Day 17

DECEMBER | 2021

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Refugees from Djibouti have lost their loved ones and possessions. These stranded migrants now live in overcrowded and makeshift settings where they often lack food. They need access to COVID-19 prevention tools, masks, sanitizer, clean water, and essential health services. Pray for the Lord’s provisions and comforting love; may He be a refuge for these displaced refugees. Pray for Him to heal their hearts because they will never forget this awful time. We pray these refugees will put their hope in this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. (The Bible, Lamentations 3:20-23).

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%