United Arab Emirates
The UAE’s Unemployment Insurance Scheme has been implemented for Emirati and foreign nationals employed in private and public sectors. The scheme provides financial support to workers in the private and public sector in case of employment termination. Individuals who register under this scheme can claim a monthly allowance for a three-month period from the date their employment ended. Investors, temporary contract workers, domestic workers, individuals aged 18 or below and retired individuals receiving a pension are not eligible for the program. Individuals must work and subscribe to the scheme for at least 12 months prior to the termination. Pray for the employed within the private and public sectors. Pray that the laborers will seek God’s favor for the work of their hands (The Bible, Psalm 90:17).
An earthquake measuring 5.6 resulted in the deaths of at least 6 people in Western Nepal. Several smaller earthquakes within the month caused a great deal of fear among many who are still recovering from the effects of the devastating earthquake in 2015. Some infrastructure damaged in that earthquake remains unrepaired due to bureaucratic processes that make access to the needed funds incredibly slow. Pray that the hope and peace that Jesus brings will be experienced by many this Christmas season. Pray that the Gospel will be effectively presented this month (The Bible, Romans 1:16).