Day 17

DECEMBER | 2022

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Djibouti is one of the driest countries in the world and is currently experiencing drought conditions caused by rising seasonal temperatures and insufficient rainfall. It has serious implications for water availability, livestock and vegetable production and, consequently, household incomes. The Djibouti Emergency Food Security Crisis Response Project will establish an emergency food stock to allow the Government to respond to potential food shortages in the event of market shocks, thus reducing the impact of such shocks, particularly on the poor. Djibouti’s high vulnerability to climate change poses additional risks to the country’s food and nutrition security. Pray that the twenty million grant by the world bank will help mitigate the pressing issues. Pray for Djiboutian people suffering from multiple crises and will cry to God for His ever-present help (The Bible, Psalm 46:1).

Source:

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/11/04/us-20-million-grant-to-help-djibouti-mitigate-food-security-risks-resulting-from-multiple-crises-and-climate-change

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh is the current President of Djibouti. He has been in office since 1999. The current Prime Minister is Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, since 2013. 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. Ninety-seven percent of the population is Muslim, and those who leave the faith are often beaten, ostracized, and killed. Serious social and economic problems continue to plague Djiboutians, notably widespread famine, extreme unemployment, and the rising urban issues of human trafficking, prostitution, and drug abuse. The French Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches represent the only active Christian witness recognized by the government.

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%