Day 17

MAY | 2022

Djibouti

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

President Guelleh of Djibouti has pointed out his achievements in a recent interview. Djibouti was hailed by the World Health Organization for its meticulous management of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s geostrategic location was used by the government to build an attractive logistical hub for military bases and foreign direct investment to boost the economy. Djibouti, despite the country’s successes, is fragile as the country is suffering from over-indebtedness, a difficult business environment, endemic poverty, and unemployment. Tragically freedom restrictions are prevalent. Djibouti Ministry of Health is concerned about children and will launch two nationwide polio vaccination campaigns. About 150 000 children will be immunized to protect them from the contagious disease. Pray for the churches to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Pray for the lives of children to be preserved by the awesome power of God  (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10).

Sources:

https://www.theafricareport.com/192354/djibouti-i-will-not-let-anyone-touch-the-constitution-says-president-guelleh/

http://www.emro.who.int/polio/polio-news/djibouti-ministry-of-health-launches-round-two-of-nationwide-polio-vaccination-campaign.html?format=html

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Ismail Omar Guelleh is the President and the Prime minister is Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed. The Republic of Djibouti lies between Eritrea and Somalia, bordering the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti gained independence in 1977 and functioned as an authoritarian one-party state until the president stepped aside in 1999 and balanced the nation’s two main ethnic groups, the Issa of Somali origin and the Afar of Ethiopian origin. Djibouti is predominantly a Muslim nation.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
POPULATION
828,000
CHRISTIANS
1.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
24,362
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.79 yrs
LITERACY RATE
70%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
18.8%

Day 17

MAY | 2022

China

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

COVID-19 cases have surged again in China with millions of people living under strict lockdown restrictions. This has resulted in the closure of some factories, and the disruption of the transport of goods across the country towards ports. Rising costs of living around the world, the long-term impact of the pandemic, made worse by things like the war in Ukraine which drives prices up, even more, means some analysts are pointing toward a possible global recession. Pray for God’s power to be at work in China, in its government and leadership, and in its millions of people. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (The Bible, Revelation 1:8).

Source: Recession risks climb on China COVID lockdowns, Ukraine conflict and rising interest rates (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s most populous country, China is also the world’s second-largest land area.  With a focus on nationalism, the Communist government tries to maintain social order by prohibiting large meetings and some social media sites. Mission organizations say that the church is the largest social force in China not controlled by the Communist Party. Authorities have continued their harshest crackdown on Christianity since the Cultural Revolution. Many expatriate Christian workers have had to leave as a result. Even the Bible is being “rewritten” to better reflect the government’s communist worldview.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Xi Jinping
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Li Keqiang
POPULATION
1.36 billion
CHRISTIANS
7.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
6.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
17
REFUGEES
301,519
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6.1%
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