URGENT: Afghanistan Spotlight
Where We Work Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
01
Religion
Muslim
Security Tier
01
Engagement Scale
02
Literacy Rate
38.2%
People Groups
72
Unreached People Groups
67
Population unreached
99%

Climate Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers

Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest

Environment Issues: Limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution in overcrowded urban areas

Languages: Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 77% (Dari functions as the lingua franca), Pashto (official) 48%, Uzbek 11%, English 6%, Turkmen 3%, Urdu 3%, Pashayi 1%, Nuristani 1%, Arabic 1%, Balochi 1% (2017 est.) note: the Turkic languages Uzbek and Turkmen, as well as Balochi, Pashayi, Nuristani, and Pamiri are the third official languages in areas where the majority speaks them

Government Type: Presidential Islamic Republic

How to Pray

Afghanistan continues to be an incredibly vulnerable place for those who have come to Christ. The Taliban now controls in the country, making it unsafe for Christians. Should a convert to Christianity be discovered by their family, they can expect to be disowned or, in many cases, killed. (Source: Open Doors)

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Pray that the underground church in Afghanistan would flourish in the face of opposition.
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Pray that God’s Spirit would give boldness to Afghan believers as they seek to share their faith.
03
Pray for an end to the oppressive governing authority in this nation.

Unreached people groups live in areas where Christ is unknown and there is little to no local church presence.

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