Day 18

AUGUST | 2021

Vietnam

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is overwhelming Vietnam with more than 2000 new cases each day. The Red Cross warns of the increasingly evident inequities in access to COVID-19 vaccinations. In Vietnam, less than one percent of the population have been vaccinated.  Wealthy nations can secure the purchase of large quantities of vaccinations much more quickly than poorer nations. This kind of inequality is unacceptable, and we raise a battle cry in our prayers on behalf of Vietnam. God, You arm us with strength for battle; You humble the adversaries before us. Please break down this terrible inequality in Jesus’ Name. We declare that God is with us during this pandemic (The Bible, Psalm 18:39).

Source: South East Asia: COVID-19 vaccine divide widens as Delta surges (Relief Web)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Economic reforms launched in 1986 have brought about significant growth and development; its performance during recent years has been the fastest in the previous ten. Of its 95 million people, 70 percent are under the age of 35. One of the last Communist states in the world, Vietnam’s government exerts great power. The state enforces strict controls over political and religious expression. House churches remain illegal, and churches must register though approval is rarely given.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Trương Tấn Sang
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
POPULATION
94,349,000
CHRISTIANS
9.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
20
REFUGEES
11,000
LIFE EXPECTANCY
73.16 yrs
LITERACY RATE
94%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.3%