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

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Yemen faces an existential threat; the United Nations special envoy has said. The UN meeting comes after disputed claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that they were behind the drones that caused major devastation at two Saudi oil facilities. More than four years of war between the Iran-backed Houthis and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has brought Yemen to its knees, with accusations of war crimes on all sides. In recent months a secessionist movement in the south has emerged that is taking territory from the Saudi-backed government, further complicating the battlefield situation. The secessionists are backed by the United Arab Emirates, a partner in the Saudi fight against the Houthis.

Pray that Yemen will be saved from fragmenting.
Pray that the war will be stopped and many lives saved (The Bible, Psalm 64:1).

Source: Yemen faces an existential threat, says UN special envoy

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

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Vietnam is both a source and a destination for human trafficking. People from Vietnam are trafficked for sexual and manual labor to nations including China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia and the UK. Vietnam also is a destination for children who are trafficked for the sex industry. Many people are trafficked by being tricked into false marriages, or being offered jobs with good pay. There is a lack of awareness about human trafficking and those who are uneducated are vulnerable.

Praise God that there are churches involved in providing community education (The Bible, Proverbs 29:7).

Source: Pray for Vietnam Prayer Guide – Day 10