Day 7

JANUARY | 2023

Niger

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Bless the government and the leaders to subdue and completely disarm the Islamist armed groups and stop petty crimes, homicides, terrorism and political turmoil.

 

Bless Niger the world’s poorest country affected terribly by the insurgencies by bloody extremists at the borders and the active terrorists with God’s goodness and mercy.

 

Bless Niger with voluntary support from international agencies to extend their helping hand bountifully for helping the suffering mass.

 

Pray for children on the verge dying of malnutrition to get aid at the earliest and healing in their distressed bodies (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 33:12).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Niger is in 33rd position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors as Christian persecution is increasing. Mohamed Bazoum is the President since 2 April 2021 and the current Prime Minister of Niger is Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, since 3 April 2021. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world where the agricultural economy is frequently destroyed by drought, making it insufficient to support the growing population.  Unfortunately, slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country.  Nigerian children are trafficked for labor in gold mines, sexual exploitation, and begging.  Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution, and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries. Less than one percent of the population claims the Christian faith.  Ninety-seven percent of the nation is Muslim, with 76% of the people listed as unreached ethnic groups. An increased threat of violence from militant groups like Boko Haram against Christians persists.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamadou Issoufou
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Brigi Rafini
POPULATION
20,672,987
CHRISTIANS
0.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
147,936
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
63%