Day 2

FEBRUARY | 2024

Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The conspiracy and cruelty against innocent civilians by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are increasing without ceasing. Negotiations for a ceasefire between the warring armed forces failed. Mass killing and insecurity resulted in the mass displacement of civilians.

LORD, remember SAF and RSF and their international allies, according to their evil works, who have been intimidating the civilians in Sudan. (The Holy Bible, Nehemiah 6:14)

Pray for a new civilian-led transitional government that ensures the accountability of the warring rivalries. (The Holy Bible, Proverbs 21:15)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Sudan has moved to 10th position in the World Watch report 2023 by Open Doors for Christian persecution due to escalation in hostilities Chairman/ Presidential Standard of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan- Incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Burhan since 25 October 2021. Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan- Incumbent Osman Hussein (Acting) since 19 January 2022. Persecution of Christians remains incredibly high in Sudan and hasn’t changed much in the last year. Christians have been treated badly for their faith in Christ. They have endured hate speech and terrible abhorrence. As it was illegal for Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, many such people were forced into reconversion. In many areas, the Churches were vandalized and burned down. Although the majority are Muslim, there is a substantial Christian minority in Sudan. The new transition government is trying to gain recognition on the international stage and is working to provide protection for religious minorities. Many Sudanese Christians welcome the changes, while others say it’s too late. Still, others say the country has a long way to go to demonstrate acceptance of them and other religious minorities.

CHIEF OF STATE
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
HEAD OF GOV.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
POPULATION
41,592,539
CHRISTIANS
5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
10
REFUGEES
2,498,776
LIFE EXPECTANCY
59.8 yrs
LITERACY RATE
71.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
46.5%