Day 28

DECEMBER | 2021

Somalia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Somalis need lasting solutions to pressing disasters: prolonged drought, floods, locust infestations, displacement of thousands of farmers from their land, and threatening food security. They have a president who has postponed elections several times. Somali leaders need to make sure no head of state is above the law. We pray for the Holy Spirit to inspire Somali Christian Believers with the promise that the hope in Jesus Christ will not lead to disappointment. Let them know how dearly God loves them because He has given them the Holy Spirit to fill their hearts with His love. (The Bible, Romans 5:5).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Somalia is listed in 3rd position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is the President and the Prime Minister is Mohamed Hussein Roble. Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the Northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland. It is one of the countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. The pressure on Christians remains at an extreme level. Christians in the country risk being killed by Islamic militants, and clan leaders. Elders and family members monitor the movements of any suspected Christian convert. In recent years, the situation appears to have got even worse. Islamic militants have intensified their hunt for Christians, particularly any in a position of leadership. There are nearly 11 million ethnic Somalis in Somalia.

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