Pray for: Western Sahara

Flag for Western Sahara

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: El Aiun
Population: 598,385
% Urban: 86.9 %
Life Expectancy: 70.8 yrs (148/236)
% Christian: 0 %
% Evangelical: 0 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 99.9 %
People Groups: 10
Least Reached People Groups: 10
% Unevangelized: 79 %

Western Sahara

Title: Western Sahara

Tier: 1

Type: country

There are only a handful of Christians among the entire Sarahawi people of Western Sahara, but we see a new day of growth and witness through low-key mission work and national believers. There are openings for ministry to refugees through relief and development, and difficult political and living conditions lead to considerable openness. The New Testament, JESUS film, and a number of audio resources are available in Hassaniya Arabic. Pray for those who are, and could be, serving among them. Pray for the Saharawi people to meet Jesus!

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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.