Day 22

AUGUST | 2021

Ethiopia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Command an end to the diplomatic stand-off between Addis Ababa and downstream nations Egypt and Sudan as Ethiopia says the hydroelectric dam project is essential to its development, but Cairo and Khartoum fear it could restrict their citizens’ water access. Lord bring to a halt the military conflict between Ethiopia’s federal government and the ruling party in the Tigray region blown up into a full-scale crisis in the Horn of Africa. Save the hundreds of thousands in Tigray facing famine, and millions more are at risk and let the humanitarian aids reach the affected people and the millions of people displaced by the fighting. Embolden the Churches to wage a war against sexual violence against girls and women in the region and preserve their lives. Arouse in Christian Believers the strong desire to ask God for a permanent solution and think about what causes fights and quarrels among them? Don’t they come from their desires that battle within them. They desire but do not have, so they kill. They covet but they cannot get what they want, so they quarrel and fight. And do not have because they do not ask God (The Bible, James 4:1-2).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

On a cold blustery summer morning, heightened fears of the COVID-19 pandemic blended with a glimmer of hope shroud the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The wailing sirens of the speedy emergency ambulances that transport COVID-19 patients from different corners of the city to treatment and quarantine centers throughout the rainy day cause uneasiness across the city. To fight fears, some people of the bustling metropolis with an estimated 5 million people, which has not seen a COVID-19 total lockdown, have begun flocking to Alem Art café and gallery.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mulatu Teshome
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hailemariam Desalegn
POPULATION
99,466,000
CHRISTIANS
60.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
17.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
28
REFUGEES
665,240
LIFE EXPECTANCY
57.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%