Day 28

AUGUST | 2021

Somalia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Lord, toughen the faith of the Somali Christian Believers to fight and nullify the 30-year-old armed conflict. Make the leaders to boldly take the way forward to include local civil society and encourage peace building actors working alongside security actors to bridge the state-society divide. Bring peace among the government and clan elders through meaningful efforts to help end this entrenched crisis. Answer the prayers for a stable and peaceful Somalia by the Churches to bear more significant opportunities for economic development in the region and the world. Bless the plan and timetable that Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble unveiled for indirect parliamentary and presidential elections. The timetable schedules elections for the upper house to take place on July 25 and the lower house between August 10 and September 10. Afterward, both houses will convene to vote for the presidency on October 10. Lord, gird the Christian Believers with strength for battle and subdue under them those who rise up against them (The Bible, Psalm. 18:39).

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MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Somalia, the East African nation located on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. It has the seventh highest birth rate in the world, accompanied by the second highest maternal mortality rate, and fourth highest infant mortality rate. The decades-long instability has also led to almost one third of children being underweight.  The Union of Islamic Courts has implemented Shari’a law, creating a mixed legal system specific to Somalia of civil, Shari’a, and other customary laws, known as Xeer. Islamic fundamentalists have vowed to eliminate all Christians in Somalia, and murders of Christians are becoming more common.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
POPULATION
10,616,000
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
3
REFUGEES
1,160,286
LIFE EXPECTANCY
51.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
37.8%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
Unknown