Pray for: Djibouti

Flag for Djibouti

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Djibouti
Population: 1,152,329
% Urban: 78.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 29.2 %
Official Language: French and Arabic. Trade languages Somali, Afar
Languages: 10
Literacy Rate: 68 %
Life Expectancy: 62.3 yrs (205/236)
HDI Ranking: 171 / 189
% Christian: 1.8 %
% Evangelical: 0.1 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 97 %
People Groups: 11
Least Reached People Groups: 7
% Unevangelized: 60 %


Title: Djibouti

Tier: 1

Type: country

Djibouti enjoys peace, but suffers under serious social and economic problems. Western military presence helps create an atmosphere of calm and safety. Pray that the Islamist voice that seeks to make Djibouti conform to its own values will not destroy current freedoms. Serious national problems include widespread famine, extreme unemployment, human trafficking, prostitution, and drug abuse.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.