Day 18

Yemen, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 26,737,000
Chief of State: President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
*Mohammed Ali al-Houthi (Current Occupational Leader as of 20 AUG 2015)
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Khaled Bahah
Christians: 0.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 8th
Life Expectancy: 65.18 Years
Literacy Rate: 63.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 54%
Refugees Living in Yemen: 686,217

Pray for Yemen - facebook page

Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to United Nations Development Program commissioned study. The study warns of exponentially growing impacts of conflict on human development. It projects that if the war ends in 2022, development gains will have been set back by 26 years, almost a generation. If it continues through 2030, that setback will increase to four decades. The study entitled Assessing the Impact of War on Development in Yemen considers the impact of conflict by researchers. Pray that Yemen will gain back all that was lost by turning to God. Pray that the Yemenis will find a new future in Christ (The Bible, Joel 2:25).

Two decades of Human Development already lost says UNDP-commissioned study on impact of war in Yemen

Vietnam, Southeast Asia
Population: 94,349,000
Chief of State: President Trương Tấn Sang
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Christians: 9.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.8%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism
Persecution Ranking: 20th
Life Expectancy: 73.16 Years
Literacy Rate: 94%
Population Below Poverty Line: 11.3%
Refugees Living in Vietnam: 11,000

Pray for Vietnam - facebook page

In recent months there has been much speculation in the social media about the health of Vietnam’s supreme leader, Nguyen Phu Trong, now 75. The state’s silence on the matter has only fueled concerns. The lack of strong or clear future contenders for the leadership role is also a threat to the nation’s stability. Pray that God will be raising up younger leaders with a fresh perspective, and commitment to integrity and righteousness, who will be ready to lead the nation when the time is right (The Bible, Proverbs 16:13).

Is Vietnam Creeping Into a Succession Crisis? (The Diplomat)