Day 12

DECEMBER | 2021

Uzbekistan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Climate change in Central Asia has been manifesting as drought in the last couple of years. Water shortages are now being blamed for the power blackouts that are growing more frequent as hydropower is one of the main sources of electricity. Praise God that He chose to come into our broken world in order to redeem us and save us. Declare over Uzbekistan that He is the one who is present in their struggles and crises; He puts their feet on solid rock and in spacious places. Pray that many in Uzbekistan will hear this joyful provision that Jesus has made as we celebrate His coming into our world (The Bible, Psalm 31:8).

Source: People no longer in the dark about power shortages (Eurasianet)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The gateway from Asia to Europe, Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s most populous country. The lucrative drug trade flows through this gateway, yet the country remains impoverished. Every autumn, the government requires over one million adults and children to pick cotton, ranking Uzbekistan second on the list for global modern-day slavery. Since the new government came to power in 2016, there has been an increasing commitment to reforms and improved relationships with other nations in the region.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Ulugbek Rozukulov
POPULATION
29,200,000
CHRISTIANS
2.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
21
REFUGEES
86,828
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
17%