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

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Somalis are used to hardship. Hunger, pestilence and violent death have brooded over their desiccated land. Setbacks are shrugged off and mortality contemplated with disdain. Somalia is a nation of nomads. Such a life is fragile. When the rains fail, the livestock sicken and die. There are many reasons why life is so precarious for Somali children. More than half of Somali children are unvaccinated, a figure that is one of the highest in the world and which also closely matches the number of children not in school. Pray that hunger, disease and violence will no longer kill the people of Somalia. Pray that the crying needs of the children will be met because of God’s intervention (The Bible, Lamentations 2:18).

Hunger, disease and violence: Is Somalia the worst place in the world to be a child?

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

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Pakistan has appointed a new leader for its powerful Inter-Services Intelligence service. The ISI maintains close ties to the Afghan Taliban and other Islamic militant groups, which it says is to assist in peace efforts. The new leader is Lt. Gen. Asim Munir who previously headed Military Intelligence and was a field commander. Pray for Mr. Munir’s salvation. Ask Jesus to reveal himself to Mr. Munir in dreams. Pray that this powerful service might actually be involved in cracking down on militant groups that appear to be growing in strength and influence in this volatile nation (The Bible, Luke 1:37).

Pakistan appoints new head of powerful intelligence agency (Washington Times)