Day 28

DECEMBER | 2022

Somalia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The hunger emergency is affecting not only Somalia, which has a population of 16 million, but an estimated 37 million people in the Horn of Africa. One of the main drivers of the crisis is climate change. A severely malnourished child is admitted to a clinic in Somalia on average every minute of every day. With crops and animals decimated in the worst drought to blanket the nation in four decades, millions of Somalis stand on the brink of starvation in an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Frustrated aid workers have insisted the threshold for famine has already been reached in some areas and have pushed the government in several meetings to declare a famine to bring attention to the crisis. Pray for immediate aid flow from the international community. Pray for God’s merciful intervention in Somalia to save them from death and destruction (The Bible, Psalm 33:19).

Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/06/world/africa/somalia-famine-hunger.html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Somalia remains in 3rd position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution by being more hostile. Incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became the president on 23 May 2022. The current prime minister is Hamza Abdi Barre, approved by the House of the People on 25 June 2022. 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 gotten even worse. Islamic militants have intensified their hunt for Christians, particularly any in a position of leadership. Somalia is one of the few places in the world that has banned the celebration of Christmas.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohamed Hussein Roble
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