Day 18

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Yemen

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The United Nations-sponsored truce has been the one Yemen has seen in seven years of war, which has pitted the internationally recognised government, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, against the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. Millions of Yemeni civilians are fearful that a new cycle of war and violence is eminent. Fear, anxiety, confusion are the most common sentiments expressed by civilians in the war-ravaged country. While Yemenis recognize the truce’s tangible benefits, many are doubtful the current break from war can lead to lasting peace and put an end to the country’s predicament. Pray that fighting will not erupt and that normal life will not be affected. Pray for improved humanitarian conditions and a decrease in civilian casualties. Pray for fresh and lasting deliverance from the Lord so that the people will not be afraid or discouraged any more (The Bible, 2 Chronicles 20:17).

Source:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/1/fear-anxiety-for-civilians-as-yemen-truce-set-to-expire

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%