Day 24

DECEMBER | 2022

Libya

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The US special envoy to Libya, shared the frustration of Libyans over delays to the country’s long-awaited elections. Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of the Libyan High National Elections Committee in Tripoli, he urged all parties to move swiftly towards producing a successful outcome. Libyans truly want to see progress on the issue of the departure of foreign mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces. Oil-rich Libya is split by rival administrations, one in the east, backed by military commander Khalifa Hifter, and a UN-supported administration in the west, in the capital of Tripoli. Each side is supported by different militias and foreign powers. Pray for Libya’s current political crisis to cease and for a new government to be formed at the earliest time. Pray that the kingdom of God invades lives and communities, changing the future of Libya (The Bible, 2 Peter 1:11).

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/north-africa/2022/11/10/US-pushes-for-elections-and-stability-in-Libya

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Libya remains in 4th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for severe Christian persecution. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibeh is a Libyan politician who is the current Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity. Incumbent Mohamed al-Menfi has been the president since 15 March 2021. The Libyan Prime Minister suggested holding parliamentary elections at the end of 2022 and to start preparations for polls in June. Libya’s government has been unstable for a decade. The situation for Christians in Libya changed drastically after the Gaddafi regime fell. The country fell into chaos, and weapons and Islamist ideologies flowed across the relaxed borders of Egypt. Islamist militia groups such as Ansar al-Sharia, the Nusra Front, and ISIS firmly embedded themselves in Libya and began to hunt down Christians. The world will never forget that on a beach ISIS beheaded Coptic Christians for their faith in Christ.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mohamed al-Menfi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh
POPULATION
6,412,000
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
4
REFUGEES
399,935
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.34 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94.2%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32%