Day 7

Niger, West Africa
Population: 20,672,987
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 last 6 months have been difficult. More than 40,000 refugees have streamed into Niger escaping Boko Haram violence in Nigeria. Heavy rains caused massive flooding resulting in more than 57 deaths and affected nearly half a million people. The intense fighting between the Niger armed forces and jihadists under the ISIL banner has displaced around 70,000 people. The UN warns that a crisis in the Sahel region, particularly in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, is reaching unprecedented levels.

Let us urgently pray to the Lord of the nations, that He moves in great power in these nations (The Bible, Psalm 22:27-28).

Niger: Tens of Thousands Impacted by Devastating Floods (VOA)

Brutal violence in northern Nigeria forces thousands into Niger (UNHCR)

Niger fighting: Tens of thousands flee violence (Al Jazeera)

Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Population: 6,389,500
Chief of State: President Sooronbay Jeenbekov
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev
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
After the parliament voted to strip the immunity of former presidents, authorities raided the home of former president, Almazbek Atambayev. He has been charged with corruption, murder and plotting to overthrow the government. Atambayev supporters clashed with police during the raid, resulting in the death of one security officer.

Pray for restraint on all sides.
Ask God for fairness and justice in the investigations of crime and any court cases that follow.
Pray for the salvation of Mr. Atambayev, as well as current president, Sooronbai Jeenbekov (The Bible, Acts 16:30-33).

Ex-Kyrgyzstan President Charged with Murder, Plotting Coup (VOA)