Day 28

Somalia, East Africa
Population: 10,616,000
Chief of State: President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 3rd
Life Expectancy: 51.96 Years
Literacy Rate: 37.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Somalia: 1,160,286

Pray for Somalia - facebook page

The United States is reopening its permanent U.S. Agency for International Development Mission in Somalia. USAID also announced nearly $185 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Somalia. The aid is aimed at mitigating life-threatening food insecurity and acute malnutrition, as well as delivering safe water and emergency health care services to people affected by the ongoing conflict and prolonged drought. The U.S. is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Somalia. "Establishing a USAID Mission in Mogadishu is an important milestone in the deepening U.S. development partnership with the Somali people, made possible by the Somali government's commitment to meaningful reform and re-engagement with the international community." said USAID in a statement.

Pray that the humanitarian help will reach the deserving mass.
Pray that the efforts will lead to a real reformation (The Bible, Job 29:12).

US Reopens Permanent USAID Mission in Somalia

Pakistan, South Asia
Population: 199,086,000
Chief of State: President Mamnoon Hussain
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Imran Khan
Christians: 0.7%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 5th
Life Expectancy: 67.39 Years
Literacy Rate: 55%
Population Below Poverty Line: 12.4%
Refugees Living in Pakistan: 2,962,782

Pray for Pakistan - facebook page

The domestic economy in Pakistan continues its downward trend and its ever-increasing international debt is concerning. The Prime Minister announced a commission to explore why there is so much debt, but critics say they need not look further than the government’s own mismanagement and corruption. Tax evasion remains a huge problem though this was one of the platforms that the Prime Minister campaigned on.

Pray for breakthroughs.
Pray for courage to take strong steps to begin to deal with corruption in the government and high-ranking officials (The Bible, Proverbs 22:16).

Why Pakistan's economy is sinking (Al Jazeera)