Day 22

MAY | 2022

Ethiopia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The continuing civil war and the ethnically-motivated atrocities are causing grave concerns in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government has to try and find all possibilities to restore peace in the region. The civil war has been brutal in northern Ethiopia leading to a ghastly humanitarian crisis.  Tens of thousands of people have died. There is massive displacement, economic instability, and devastating famine in the country. A mini-truce has been struck enabling the transport of food aid to northern Ethiopia. Pray for half of the population at risk of dying due to the conflict in Tigray. Pray for people in Amhara, the hardest-hit area by the conflict with heavy infrastructural damage. Pray that the Lord will command the slayers with His mighty power and authority in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to put down their weapons. Pray that the churches courageously convince the people not to take revenge but leave the opportunity for God’s wrath and strive for peace with the power of God (The Bible, Romans 12:19).

Sources:

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/4/12/ethiopia-seizing-the-fragile-opening-for-peace

https://www.news24.com/news24/africa/news/food-aid-starts-to-flow-into-northern-ethiopia-after-mini-truce-20220411

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ethiopia is listed in the 36th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Ethiopia is Sahle-Work Zewde and the Prime Minister is Abiy Ahmed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party won the most seats in Ethiopia’s parliamentary election, a victory that assures him another term in office. It was the country’s first free and fair election after decades of repressive rule. However, an opposition boycott, the war in the northern region of Tigray, ethnic violence, and logistical challenges in some areas overshadowed the election.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Sahle-Work Zewde
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abiy Ahmed
POPULATION
99,466,000
CHRISTIANS
60.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
17.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
36
REFUGEES
665,240
LIFE EXPECTANCY
57.64 yrs
LITERACY RATE
39%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
39%