Yemen approaching famine status

By March 4, 2021

Yemen (MNN) — There are approximately 15 million people in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles combined. Imagine if none of them had money to buy food. In fact, what if no one had eaten a complete meal in months? You can almost picture what it’s like in Yemen.

Over 16 million Yemenis will require food aid to survive this year, the United Nations reports. Malnutrition reached its highest point ever for kids under five last year.

The ongoing Yemen war continues to fuel what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. New frontlines ensure that needs will be even higher this year.

Within these dark realities, Christ is shining His light into the hearts and lives of the Yemeni people.

In 2020, one church network in Yemen announced and observed national days of prayer on March 18th and September 4th. These are the dates when an international partner and a Yemeni Christian were martyred for their witness, in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

The church network in Yemen will again be fasting and praying on these dates in 2021, and they’re inviting the international Church to join them. Save the dates on your calendar.

The day Amin, the Yemeni Christian martyred in 2015, was killed, his social media profile included an image of the Yemeni flag with the following prayer written over it: “May the One who split the sea for Moses and led him out, bring Yemen and her people out of hardship and into rest.

Let’s continue praying with Amin for the Yemeni people to find rest in Christ. Ask God to bring an end to the war and the horrors it has brought to Yemen.

 

 

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