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Yemen

A stable country with openness towards other religions is a great need.
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About Yemen

  • Leader:President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:26.5 million (a few thousand Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism/tribal antagonism

Yemen has seen political turmoil and sporadic violence since 2012 when the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was ousted. Now in the resulting power vacuum, militants and rebels – including Al Qaeda and IS affiliated groups - are fighting to gain control of territory. In March 2015, Huthi militias forced President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and his government into exile in Saudi Arabia. The influence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and IS appears to be growing further; AQAP recently expanded its territorial control in Southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Yemen is facing a dire humanitarian crisis. Eighty percent of the population is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, and almost half of the population is food insecure, making Yemen’s hunger crisis one of the worst in the world.

Recent News from Yemen

Dec 7 2016

Longing For Jesus' Return

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A vicious civil war has been exhausting Yemen for two years now. While society is still dominated by strict Islamic rule, some Christian pastors baptize new believers regularly. Jamil, a former Yemeni Muslim but now a follower of Christ, shares a unique insight into the body of Christ in Yemen.


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Mar 28 2016

Pray for Yemen:­ World Watch Prayer Alert

Found in Prayer

Yemen is facing a dire humanitarian crisis. Eighty percent of the population is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, and almost half of the population is food insecure, making Yemen’s hunger crisis one of the worst in the world.

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Prayer Points for Yemen

  • Pray that the secret gatherings of believers from Muslim backgrounds would glorify God.
  • Pray that Christians would be able to somehow minister to fellow malnourished Yemenis.
  • Pray for Al Qaeda and Islamic State militants to be exposed to the truth of the gospel.

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