Day 7

Niger, West Africa
Population: 18,046,000
Chief of State: President Mahamadou Issoufou
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Brigi Rafini
Christians: 0.5%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking:Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 55 Years
Literacy Rate: 28.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 63%
Refugees Living in Niger: 147,936

Pray for Niger facebook page

The Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM), a UNHCR run agency in Niger, evacuated 131 refugees from Libya to Niger. The evacuees were from Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan, and included 65 children under the age of eighteen. The UNHCR says that more than 3,800 refugees are being held in various detention centers across Libya. They have been able to secure the release and resettlement of more than 1200 people so far.

Pray for these refugees who are very vulnerable to trafficking, violence and abuse as they get caught up in the war in Libya.
Pray that they will be safe in Niger (The Bible, Proverbs 18:10).

131 refugees evacuated out of Libya to Niger, amidst ongoing conflict in Tripoli (Africa News)

Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Population: 5,665,000
Chief of State: President Almazbek Atambayev
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Temir Sariyev
Christians: 6.1%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 71.21 Years
Literacy Rate: 98.7%
Population Below Poverty Line: 33.7%
Refugees Living in Kyrgyzstan: 12,824

Pray4Kyrgyzstan Facebook Page

The rift between the former president and the current president is increasing. Current president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, is determined not to be a puppet president and has pursued corruption allegations as a way to see most of the former president’s closest allies jailed. Now there is a process underway to see the removal of presidential immunity, which could see the former president also charged with numerous corruption charges.

Pray that corruption will truly be exposed and dealt with at all levels of society, not just in political rivalry (The Bible, Jeremiah 8:8).

Specter of jail looms for embattled ex-president (Eurasianet)