Day 26

DECEMBER | 2021

Tunisia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Tunisian national leaders need to form an effective and lasting government. Decades of corruption have left Tunisia vulnerable to an economic crisis. We declare God’s unfailing love as vast as the heavens over the lives of Tunisians. We also declare His faithfulness that reaches beyond the clouds to this struggling country. His righteousness is like the mighty mountains, His justice like the ocean’s depths. How precious is His unfailing love! May Tunisians find shelter in the shadow of His wings. (The Bible, Psalm 36:5-7).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Tunisia is listed in 26th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. The current President of Tunisia is Kais Saied and the Prime Minister is Najla Bouden Romdhane, the first woman Prime Minister of the country. Modern Tunisians are the descendants of indigenous Berbers and people from numerous civilizations that have invaded or migrated to Tunisia. The Arab Spring enabled the country to have one of the most progressive and open societies in the Arab world. Tunisians felt frustrated by high unemployment, corruption, political oppression, and poor living conditions. Protests led to government changes and inspired similar protests across the whole Arab world. Tunisia’s new constitution is truly progressive, and positive fruit came from the suffering of the Arab Spring. However, unemployment and economic decline remain big challenges to the new government.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Kais Saied
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Najla Bouden Romdhane
POPULATION
11,722,038
CHRISTIANS
0.3%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
26
REFUGEES
1,135
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.89 yrs
LITERACY RATE
88.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
3.8%