Day 13

AUGUST | 2021

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Sher Bahadur Deuba has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal. His government faces the enormous task of managing the increasing COVID-19 crisis as the virus spills over the border from India. Japan will send one million COVID-19 vaccinations to Nepal at a time when vaccinations are running out. Jesus, through You we push back our enemies; through Your name we trample our foes. May the spread of this virus be trampled. May the Lord bless the new Prime Minister with wisdom? Pray for the protection of many Christians who are sharing the Gospel in remote places where there is no access to medical facilities during the pandemic (The Bible, Psalm 44:5).

Source: Nepal Gets a New Prime Minister (The Diplomat) and Nepal to get over 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Japan (Business Standard)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nepal is famous for its high mountains and for its devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2015. Recovery from the earthquake has been hampered by political infighting which has prevented the release of funds that were pledged. An extremely poor country, Nepal’s economy relies on international aid and tourism which has suffered as a result of COVID-19. Human trafficking and corruption remain major problems. With the majority of its people claiming Hinduism, Nepal has joined India as the world’s only official Hindu nations. New laws were introduced to prevent religious conversion.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
POPULATION
31,551,000
CHRISTIANS
0.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
32
REFUGEES
39,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
66%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%