Area: 147,181 sq km
A mountainous Himalayan state between China (Tibet) and India. It contains 8 of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world.
Population: 29,852,682 Annual Growth: 1.86%
Official language: Nepali Languages: 127 All languages
Largest Religion: Hinduism
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A new Nepal began in 2008 with the absolute power of the Hindu monarchy yielding to pro-democracy protests. Sweeping political change, begun in the 1950s, has climaxed in the last couple of years. This is an answer to the specific prayers of almost all Christians in Nepal who have interceded for their nation, and it paves the way for new freedoms and opportunities for Christian ministry.
The many human rights abuses that occurred during the conflict have not been righted. Justice has not been administered for the bereaved of the 13,000 killed during the conflict many of them extra-judicially. Not one person has been prosecuted, and the Maoist leadership now holding Nepals reigns of power would suffer greatly were their excesses and evil deeds brought to light. Unless justice is done and seen to be done, violence will continue to be justified as a means to a political end. Pray for justice and righteousness to be upheld in this country where they have for so long been withheld.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Nepal.