Day 30

MAY | 2022

Syria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The use of forbidden chemical weapons in Syria caused tens of thousands of civilian deaths. There is a warning that chemical attacks on Ukraine by Russia may be possible. Investigations are on to see whether Russia used such evil tactics in the war. At the same time, the continuous civil war has caused havoc in the life of Syrians, especially women and children. They go through chronic and high levels of violence, neglect, and verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. Young boys are recruited into armed groups, indoctrinated, and live without a future. The widows undergo gender-based violence and are denied humanitarian aid. Pray for the unfortunate girls to have their rights to education. Pray for the widows to find work to find means for their survival. Pray that God sends forth His tremendous power and supremacy over the country of Syria. Pray for the Syrian Christian Believers to increase in faith and bravely endure the distress and desperation (The Bible, Psalm 27:1).

Sources:

https://thehill.com/policy/international/3265909-syria-casts-shadow-on-biden-to-respond-to-possible-ukraine-chemical-attack/

https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/women-and-children-syria-s-widow-camps-hardest-reach-most-risk

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Syria is listed in 12th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Syria is Bashar al-Assad and the prime minister is Hussein Arnous since 11 June 2020. Syria has been shattered and decimated by war, violence, and terrorism in recent years. Multitudes have lost their lives. Millions have been forced from their homes, leading to a mass humanitarian crisis of historic proportions. Civil war has become a much more complex and multifaceted conflict. The many warring factions are armed opposition groups, rebels, the Islamic State, and the Kurds. Numerous war crimes, such as the use of chemical warfare, have been reported on all sides, leading to unspeakable horrors among Syrian civilians. The Islamic State has capitalized on Syria’s instability and chaos and started taking control of huge areas across northern and eastern Syria. The terrorized people of Syria further suffer from the IS-caused terror, and the war has caused the displacement of over six million people within Syria.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bashar al-Assad
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hussein Arnous
POPULATION
17,065,000
CHRISTIANS
5.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
12
REFUGEES
7,947,655
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
79.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.9%