Pray for: Yemen

Flag for Yemen

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Sana'a
Population: 30,490,639
% Urban: 38.5 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 39.2 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 14
Literacy Rate: 70 %
HDI Ranking: 179 / 189
% Christian: 0.1 %
% Evangelical: 0 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 99.9 %
People Groups: 29
Least Reached People Groups: 21
% Unevangelized: 64 %
Persecution Ranking: 7 / 50

Yemen

Title: Yemen

Tier: 1

Type: country

Amidst the terrible suffering, Yemenis are finding life in Christ through radio, Bible distribution, careful witness, and dreams and visions from the Lord! Believers meet secretly and only in small groups. They often face dangerous opposition. Praise God for these followers of Jesus. Pray for them as they learn how to honour their culture and family while faithfully serving the Lord. There may be more Yemeni followers of Christ than all the other indigenous groups in the Arabian Peninsula combined!

Yemen

Title: Yemen

Tier: 1

Type: country

Yemen has suffered in recent decades from 3 civil wars, tribal conflicts, and war in nearby countries. Currently Yemen is divided between moderate Shi’a Houthi rebels and Sunni forces supporting the ousted President. Radical Islamist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS have seized on the chaos to take control of other areas. Neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Iran have used Yemen as a theatre for their own proxy wars. Western governments including the USA and UK, continue to sell arms that are used by their allies to indiscriminately take Yemeni lives. Many civilians have died in bombings, including people in schools, hospitals, and prisons. As a result of all this upheaval, much of the population has faced food shortages and even starvation in recent years. May the God of peace and justice bring both to this land of great suffering.

More Information

  1. Get all of this content and daily notifications in our free mobile app. Download here ›
  2. Sign up for a daily e-mail that gets you the featured prayer point of the day straight to your inbox.
  3. This content is a curated selection of points from our book, Operation World. Find out more about it and all the rest of Our Publications ›

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.