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

A deal between Yemen's Houthi rebels and the UN's food agency have paved the way t resume food deliveries into the rebel-controlled parts of Yemen. Praise God for this deal which will now help 850,000 Yemenis who live in this region.

Pray for continued scale down of hostilities and for a dialogue to start.
Pray against all external entities that are using the Yemeni war as a proxy war (The Bible, Psalm 7:9).

Yemen's Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

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

An environmental activist, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, was sentenced to six years in prison for making some Facebook comments inviting people to attend demonstrations last year. Authorities said his writing and videos were “anti-state.” Amnesty International says there are at least 128 prisoners of conscience serving sentences, with at least ten percent of them for social media posts.

Pray that the Lord will reveal himself to these men and women as the God of Justice who also has a heart for the poor, needy, vulnerable and marginalised (The Bible, Psalm 9:18).

Facebook user gets six-year jail for 'anti-state' posts (Al Jazeera)