Saharawi in Algeria

Unreached of the Day  6/17/2019

Saharawi in Algeria

Saharawi refugees fled Western Sahara to neighboring Algeria after a Moroccan invasion followed the withdrawal of Spain, the colonial power, in 1975. They have largely had refugee status since that time, making the Saharawi story virtually unknown in the English-speaking world. The Saharawi are descendents of the original tribes in Western Sahara and Morocco.

Ministry Obstacles

The Saharawi live in areas that are very difficult for outsiders to access, and they have few Christian neighbors.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Saharawi believers will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There may be a few believers among the Saharawi. Pray for them, and for the believers that will come later. Pray they will mature into real disciples of Jesus Christ, serving him with a whole heart.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Saharawi will soon be able to improve their living conditions, leaving the refugee camps for more favorable conditions.

Scripture Focus

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." Psalm 105:1

People Name Saharawi
Country Algeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 210,000
World Population 629,000
Language Hassaniyya
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image