Syria - Radical
Where We Work Syria

Syria

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
Religion
Muslim
Security Tier
01
Engagement Scale
01
Literacy Rate
86.4%
People Groups
36
Unreached People Groups
17
Population unreached
31.8%

Climate: mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus

Terrain: primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west.

Environment Issues: deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; depletion of water resources; water pollution from raw sewage and petroleum refining wastes; inadequate potable water

Ethnic Groups: Arab ~50%, Alawite ~15%, Kurd ~10%, Levantine ~10%, other ~15% (includes Druze, Ismaili, Imami, Nusairi, Assyrian, Turkoman, Armenian).

Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English.

Government Type: presidential republic; highly authoritarian regime

How to Pray

Praise God that Christian Syrians are allowed by their government to practice their faith. Though Christians are not given full rights as citizens, they are able to worship together. Christians who convert from Islam, however, are subject to attacks by militant Islamists. Remaining areas in the country are controlled by extremist groups, and in these areas it is not possible to publicly practice Christianity.

01
Pray that Syrian Christians might be able to safely worship together.
02
Pray for Islamic extremists to be confronted by the truth of the gospel message.
03
Pray for the rights of all citizens to be restored.

Unreached peoples and places are those among whom Christ is largely unknown

Afghanistan
Bhutan
India
Iran
Iraq
Laos
Lebanon
North Korea
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tibetans of the Himalayas
Yemen

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