The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.
Explore the profiles for each country to find in-depth information about their situation, believers' stories, and specific prayer requests.
More than 360m Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.
In Open Doors’ World Watch List top 50 alone, 312m Christians face very high or extreme levels. Explore the country profiles to find information, stories and prayers for each of the countries, along with ways that you can stand with your persecuted church
family in prayer and action. More about
the World Watch List.
1 in 7
Christians are persecuted worldwide
1 in 5
Christians are persecuted in Africa
2 in 5
Christians are persecuted in Asia
Christian were killed for faith related reasons last year
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