Day 3

Kuwait, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 2,789,000
Chief of State: Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Christians: 8.1%
Evangelical Christians: 1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 34th
Life Expectancy: 74.46 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Kuwait: 94,652

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Kuwait’s Cabinet has been presented a new bill requesting an increase in the number of Kuwaitis private sector firms must hire. Director for national labor affairs confirmed the plans to raise the Kuwaitization requirement for businesses. The government is also planning to tender a survey to a consulting firm regarding the country’s temporary labor force. These initiatives could help the government employ 17,000 workers in the private sector. The country’s central bank has instructed local lenders to increase the percentage of Kuwaitis in their workforce. Pray that the Kuwaitis will realize the significance of their job assignments. Pray that the temporary labor force will find alternate opportunities (The Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:22).

Kuwait’s private sector faces new call to hire citizens

Bangladesh, South Asia
Population: 168,958,000
Chief of State: President Abdul Hamid
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Christians: 0.4%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 26th
Life Expectancy: 70.94 Years
Literacy Rate: 56.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 31.5%
Refugees Living in Bangladesh: 232,485

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About one millions Rohingya people from Myanmar currently live in southern Bangladesh. Domdomia is a village of around 750 households in the Cox Bazaar District. Just over 200 are Bangladeshi families, while the rest are Rohingyas. The local Bangladeshi community is learning to work together with the Rohingya refugees to meet their joint needs. One Bangladeshi family offered part of their farmland for the Rohingya to build shelters on in return for a small rent. Another family offered their private property for a well to be built providing clean water. Local development committees are functioning well to facilitate this community building. Praise God for these relationships and pray protection over them (The Bible, John 13:34).

Bangladeshis and Rohingya refugees build communities in the wake of crisis (Euronews)