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Yemen
Old Town San'a, Yemen - by Richard Messenger
Total area: 527,829 km2
Population: 25,408,000 (2013)
Literacy: 45%
Official languages: Arabic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $2,476 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 65 years
Religions: 100% Muslim, <1% other religions
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Yemen

Tearfund
November 2020
Challenges in Yemen

Many challenges are being faced by the people of Yemen. Please give strength and wisdom to those who are working to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Please also bring an end to the terrible conflict there, which is pushing more people into extreme poverty.

WEC International
October 2020
Yemini Arab people

Yemeni Arabs are mostly Muslims and conversion to Christianity is dangerous. Only 0.08% of Yemen’s population knows and follows Christ, and evangelism is against the law, punishable by death. Yet the Church in Yemen continues to grow, and more people are turning to Christ than ever before! Praise the Lord for Yemeni believers.

Operation Mobilisation
September 2020
Reaching Yemen

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. It is also a country least reached by the Gospel. War and desperate hunger stalk the land. Pray for salvation, especially in the northern tribes and for women whose situations can be harsh and limited.

WEC International
July 2020
Somali people

There are nearly 11 million ethnic Somalis in Somalia. They are a very individualistic people, sharply divided into clans, and fights often occur between the clans, resulting in many deaths. Somalis enjoy telling stories and learning history through their poetry. Pray that many Somalis will come to know Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. And ask God to grant favour and wisdom to mission agencies focusing on the Somalis.

Middle East Media
May 2020
Online support for vulnerable women

Since the Middle East and North Africa have gone into lockdown, our Nisa’a team has been supporting families across the region. Nisa’a provides an online women’s magazine that reaches into 10 countries and with face-to-face workshops to support vulnerable women. The team are now looking to resume the ‘Heart Story’ workshops, but online. These workshops give vulnerable women a chance to express their needs and stories in a safe space; often the only chance they have to be themselves and to be vulnerable. Join with us in praying for the Nisa’a team and all the women they support across the region.

 

WEC International
January 2020
The Horn of Africa and Yemen

For some time, WEC has had a goal of establishing work among the peoples of the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalis. Initially, workers would be seconded to other organisations. We long for the Lord to send us people with a calling to this part of the world. Please ask the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers.

Please pray for the many women who have been raped, divorced and left by their husbands, and the many children who have been smuggled out of Somalia and into exploitation or abandonment. Many of them are in camps in other parts of the Horn of Africa and are in desperate need of hope.

Ask God to touch the hearts of Christians in northern Ethiopia so that they will be willing to share God’s love with the Somalis in the southern provinces. Pray that his love will break down any cultural divisions.

Pray for WEC’s leaders in Africa as they seek to see the work advance among Somalis. Pray for tools for mobilising new workers and for highlighting the needs of the region. Thank the Lord for the work already being done among Somalis in the UK and the USA, and pray that these initiatives will be the first fruit of a mighty harvest.

There are very small believing communities in various cities and towns in Yemen. Pray for God to knit these communities together in Christ as they care for one another in practical ways. Pray for God’s protection upon them.

Years of war in Yemen have created a nation of people who have buried loved ones, been injured physically and suffered extreme psychological trauma. Pray that God will stabilise the situation in Yemen, and bring peace to any Christians there who are living in the midst of huge upheaval. Pray for the people of Yemen to hear God’s word and come to follow Jesus.

Please pray for Somalis in the UK: that they will come into contact with the gospel while there. Pray for Christians in the UK to be good witnesses and to show God’s love towards all in their communities. Pray that this witness will provide opportunities for good conversations about faith.

Tearfund
December 2018
Yemen Civil War

The Yemen civil war has displaced people, caused famine and disease: cholera claimed nearly two and a half thousand deaths since April 2017. Almost one third of the total suspected cases are children under five years old. Pray for all who need water, for peace in Yemen to end the current food crisis.

Frontiers
September 2018
Conflict in Yemen

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East and has faced decades of instability. Since 2015, civil war has gripped the country and left the people in desperate need of humanitarian aid. More than 9,000 Yemenis have been killed, over 50,000 injured and 3 million people have fled their homes. Millions of people face shortages of food and water, and less than half the country’s health facilities are operational. Approximately 16.4 million people currently have no access to healthcare. Pray that the UN and the Saudi-led coalition would work together to reopen ports and resume the delivery of food, medicine and humanitarian aid. Ask God to protect the Yemeni people, bring an end to the conflict, and establish his peace in their land. Pray that believers will be bold to share their faith. 

 

Arab World Ministry of Pioneers
July 2018
Young lives in Yemen

Please pray for the children of Yemen, who due to the current conflict are growing up with a very abnormal understanding of normal life. Many children have not been able to attend school, have not had common childhood immunisations or access to basic healthcare, and do not receive a proper diet. Many of them have lost family members due to the fighting. Pray for the Lord to wrap his loving arms around them. May his people in that land respond to these needs and show his love and compassion to these young lives.

Open Doors UK and Ireland
May 2017
Longing for fellowship

Nadeen, a born and raised Yemeni woman in her late twenties, is not new to the faith. Before a civil war broke out in her country in 2015, she had already accepted Christ. A Christian woman she met at university was able to read the Bible and pray with Nadeen. When she graduated and her discipleship partner left the country, Nadeen was alone. She says “in my heart, I longed to participate in prayer meetings with other believers and learn more.” Through a Facebook account she was able to find fellowship, and she even learned of a secret community of believers in her city. Pray for Nadeen and her family - along with other believers in Yemen today.

Arab World Ministry of Pioneers
September 2014
Reaching a digital generation

Using the power of media, believers from Muslim backgrounds are effectively sharing Christ across the Arab world. Today, more than 125 million individuals use the internet in the Arab world providing a platform for both men and women, with otherwise limited access to Christian resources, to study God’s Word. As a result, our media follow-up network encourages seekers to explore the gospel online and mentors believers through interactive Bible courses. 

Arab World Ministry of Pioneers
September 2012
Unable to buy food

Aid agencies warn that Yemen faces a terrible disaster. The combination of rising global food prices, severe water shortages, local conflict and a seriously weakened government have left around ten million people unable to buy food. Many children and babies are severely malnourished, and some are not able to survive. Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world with unemployment around 40%. Please pray for God’s intervention in this drastic situation - for the Yemeni people to receive the urgent help they need, for food to be made available at affordable prices so that people can feed their families and for our Father to make His presence known to the Yemeni people.

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Total area: 527,829 km2
Population: 25,408,000 (2013)
Literacy: 45%
Official languages: Arabic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $2,476 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 65 years
Religions: 100% Muslim, <1% other religions