Pray for: Sierra Leone

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Freetown
Population: 8,791,092
% Urban: 43.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 40.7 %
Official Language: English. Trade language Krio (Creole), spoken by 10% of the population as first language and 90% as second
Languages: 26
Literacy Rate: 46 %
Life Expectancy: 60.1 yrs (219/236)
HDI Ranking: 182 / 189
% Christian: 13.2 %
% Evangelical: 3.9 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 63 %
People Groups: 30
Least Reached People Groups: 11
% Unevangelized: 39 %

Sierra Leone

Title: Sierra Leone

Tier: 1

Type: country

The nation now moves forward, away from its tragic recent history. Thank God for the end of 11 years of chaos that claimed up to 100,000 lives, crippled many thousands, and harmed most of the population in some way. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped former fighters return to their communities and start again. The Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 set back nation-building progress significantly. Christian agencies work to rebuild the country and minister to spiritual, physical, and psychological needs.

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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.