The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
For more information see the Somalia profile.
Somalia is located on the Horn of Africa with coastlines on
the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. A subsistence pastoral economy dominates,
with most people eking a living from camel or cattle herding with very
After independence from Britain and Italy, the northern
and southern sections united as Somalia. A corrupt and a repressive
dictatorship was brought down in a bloody civil war in 1991, bringing the
country to destitution. Subsequent clan warfare caused
appalling famine and destruction from 1991 to 1993. With the almost the
entire nation on the brink of starvation, and total anarchy prevailing, US
and UN troops intervened in 1994, restoring but a small degree of stability.
Religious freedom is limited, and the state religion is Islam. Most of the
country has never been exposed to the Gospel.
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