Saharawi of Algeria

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Saharawi of 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

Sustained prayer will be essential to provide the Gospel message to these people. The Jesus film and Gospel recordings could be offered via television and radio.

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: 207,000
World Population: 638,000
Language: Hassaniyya
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image