Day 2

Sudan, North Africa
Population: 39,614,000
Chief of State: President Omar al-Bashir
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh
Christians: 5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 6th
Life Expectancy: 59.8 Years
Literacy Rate: 71.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: 46.5%
Refugees Living in Sudan: 2,498,776

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A constitutional declaration was signed by the protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals. This agreement creates the path for a transition towards civilian rule. This development is a significant milestone in the history of the North African country. This is also vindication that prayer will change any bad situation. Praise God for this remarkable turnaround in Sudan.

Pray for the proper follow through of the declaration to civilian rule in Sudan (The Bible, Mark 10:27)

Sudan's military, protest leaders sign constitutional declaration

South Sudan, North Africa
Population: 12,153,000
Chief of State: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Head of Gov.: President Salva Kiir Mayardit
Christians: 58.1%
Evangelical Christians: 11.3%
Dominant Religion: Christianity
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.04 Years
Literacy Rate: 27%
Population Below Poverty Line: 50.6
Refugees Living in South Sudan: 2,093,729

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32 children were released from armed opposition groups in Leer county, in northern South Sudan. This is the first formal release in former Unity State, one of the areas hardest hit by the conflict. The children are all boys aged between 13 and 17. “Using children in armed groups violates almost every child right that exists,” said UNICEF South Sudan representative Mohamed Ag Ayoya. “These children are deprived of a childhood and have seen things children should never experience. However, it is not too late to give them a future and that future started today.”

Pray for the healing of psychological scars of the released children and for their successful reintegration with their families (The Bible, Proverbs 16:24).

32 children released from opposition groups in South Sudan

Afghanistan, South Asia
Population: 32,564,000
Chief of State: President Ashraf Ghani
Head of Gov.: President Ashraf Ghani
Christians: 0.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 2nd
Life Expectancy: 60.93 Years
Literacy Rate: 31%
Population Below Poverty Line: 36%
Refugees Living in Afghanistan: 1,324,996

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About 29 percent of children in Afghanistan have to work because their families struggle with poverty. These children cannot go to school because of their jobs, and are vulnerable to abuse, physical harm from the dangerous work they often do - trafficking and child marriage. Girls have an even lower chance of completing school. Pray for organizations and services that work to improve conditions for children. Pray for wisdom to know how to change societal attitudes. Pray that children will experience dreams and visions of Jesus and come to know who He is and how much He loves them (The Bible, 1 John 3:1).

Hope in hard places (World Vision)