Day 18

DECEMBER | 2022

Yemen

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The truce in Yemen offered respite to civilians across the country and was considered a first step towards a broader settlement. However, it did not stop the harm caused to civilians by the warring parties, nor did it alleviate the burdens they still endure. Mwatana for Human Rights documented various violations and abuses that resulted in civilian casualties during the truce period, which should have witnessed a complete cessation of military operations and hostilities. Pray that the parties to the conflict remove obstacles and intensify efforts to reach an agreement that extends the truce to facilitate the movement of civilian men, women, and children. Pray that the Lord of peace Himself will continually grant Yemenis peace in every circumstance (The Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:16).

Source:

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/violations-and-abuses-against-civilians-during-yemens-truce

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Yemen has moved to 5th place in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors as Christian persecution has enormously increased. Yemen’s President is Incumbent Rashad al-Alimi since 7 April 2022. The Prime Minister is Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed. Yemen was historically known as Arabia Felix or the “Happy Land.” That’s because this small nation used to be one of the most fertile regions in the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s mountain ranges were welcoming sites for rain and agriculture. But today, Yemen is sadly the poorest Arab nation and is currently facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Decades of war and unrest have torn this nation apart, leaving it crippled by long-standing social, political, and economic instability.  Most believers are first-generation. The majority of expatriate or migrant Christians have fled due to war and violence. Of the few believers that remain, most have converted from Islam. If discovered, they are often banished from their tribe or brutally murdered. Evangelism is against the law and those who do so risk death.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed
POPULATION
26,737,000
CHRISTIANS
0.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
7
REFUGEES
686,217
LIFE EXPECTANCY
65.18 yrs
LITERACY RATE
63.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
54%