Day 1

MAY | 2022

Mauritania

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Notable improvement is seen in Mauritania’s strategy to keep youth from joining the terrorist outfits.  This has been achieved through dialogue and providing viable opportunities to return to a normal to them. Although there is a slight growth in Mauritania’s economy, 28.2 percent of the country’s population is still living below the national poverty line. Pray for God to endow the youth of Mauritania with His glorious mighty power to shun evil ways of living and renounce terrorism.  Pray for God’s divine power over the lives of the Christian Believers to live in godliness. Pray for them to fight slavery, poverty, and the pestilence in the nation with God’s strength. Pray for food assistance and help to reach the starving people and refugees who depend on humanitarian assistance. Pray for God to reveal His magnificent might to the Mauritanians (The Bible, Psalm 19:1).

Sources:

https://issafrica.org/iss-today/dialogue-with-jihadists-mauritania-offers-lessons-for-the-sahel

https://reliefweb.int/report/mauritania/unhcr-strategy-mauritania-2021-2025

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mauritania is listed in 20th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The Islamic Republic of Mauritania lies on the Atlantic coast of North Africa. The Sahara makes up 90% of Mauritania’s land. The President is Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is the prime minister. Though filled with natural beauty and political peace compared to many of the surrounding countries, Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab nations with social and political problems, including racism, slavery, illiteracy, child marriage, and female genital mutilation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed Ould Bilal
POPULATION
4,081,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
20
REFUGEES
76,048
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
58.6
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
40%