Day 18

DECEMBER | 2021

Yemen

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Yemen is the Arab World’s poorest nation according to the United Nations. There is an ongoing bloody clash between Yemeni government forces and the Iran-backed Houthis. Because of the civil war, the Yemeni economy is collapsing, its humanitarian crisis is worsening, and violence is escalating. We audaciously declare over Yemen that to them a child is born, to them a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (The Bible, Isaiah 9:6)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Yemen is listed in 7th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Yemen’s President is Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Prime Minister is Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed. Yemen was facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

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%