Day 31

SEPTEMBER | 2022

The Gambia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Gambia is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including floods, drought, sea level rises, and heat waves. A torrential downpour has resulted in the heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years in The Gambia. Climate change is causing extreme weather conditions. The highest rainfall made the worst flooding ever seen in the Gambia. Two children died and an estimated 13,000 households were affected by the floods. The Gambia Red Cross said its volunteers were working around the clock to distribute supplies and help families relocate to emergency shelters. Pray for immediate needs to be rushed to the affected Gambians. Pray for the people whose hopes and dreams are washed away to be restored through faith in God (The Bible, Job 22:16).

Source:

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/floods-affect-thousands-gambia-after-heaviest-rainfall-decades-2022-08-03/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The Gambia is a tiny, peaceful Muslim country. Adama Barrow is the president of The Gambia. Anger and disappointment flare-up in the Gambia after the announcement of the unlikely coalition between the party of former leader Yahya Jammeh and that of his successor Adama Barrow, seeking a new mandate in December. Human rights defenders see this as a betrayal to the victims of Yayah Jammeh’s 20 years of rule.  Hamid Adiamoh, the editor-in-Chief of the NewDay newspaper in the Gambia said that the party led by Yayah Jammeh held the position that the Gambia would not move forward from that era of tyranny and has brought the country to its knees. Human rights groups in the Gambia have decried the possible return of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the Gambia. Ninety percent of the Gambia population is Muslim, but there is some religious freedom and tolerance. Christians, mostly Protestant, make up 5% of the population.

CHIEF OF STATE
Adama Barrow
HEAD OF GOV.
Adama Barrow
POPULATION
1,968,000
CHRISTIANS
3.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
11,609
LIFE EXPECTANCY
64.6 yrs
LITERACY RATE
50%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
48.4%