Day 22

MAY | 2022

Myanmar

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the last 14 months since the military coup took place, horrific war crimes continue to gain headlines. Civilians are targeted by airstrikes and heavy artillery. Most of the attacks take place in states that are seen to be ethnically or religiously different from the mainstream. Many of these states have their own armies that try to protect their civilians. Hundreds of thousands of people are said to be hiding in caves because they are too afraid to return to their villages. Pray for an end to their suffering. We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign (The Bible, Revelation 11:17).

Source: Armed by Russia, Myanmar’s military is unleashing hell on its people (Sydney Morning Herald)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

In 2015, the first openly contested elections were held since 1990, favoring its first non-military president since the military coup of 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, and again won a landslide victory in the January 2021 elections. The victory was short-lived when a military coup led by the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing, in February 2021 overthrew the government and thrust the nation into a chaos of protests and violence which has increasingly turned into a civil war.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Myint Swe (acting)
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Min Aung Hlaing
POPULATION
56,320,000
CHRISTIANS
8.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
5.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
18
REFUGEES
1,186,501
LIFE EXPECTANCY
66.29 yrs
LITERACY RATE
92.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
32.7%