World Watch List 2022

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.

☰ Ranking
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  • Leader
  • No. of Christians
  • Main Religion
  • Government
Persecution Level
  • Violence
  • Private Life
  • Family Life
  • Community Life
  • National Life
  • Church Life
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Country
Persecution Source
Region
Main Religion
1    Afghanistan
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
2    North Korea
Communist oppression Asia Agnosticism
3    Somalia
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
4    Libya
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
5    Yemen
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
6    Eritrea
Totalitarianism Africa Islam
7    Nigeria
Islamic extremism Africa Christainity
8    Pakistan
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
9    Iran
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
10    India
Religious nationalism Asia Hinduism
11    Saudi Arabia
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
12    Myanmar
Religious nationalism Asia Buddhism
13    Sudan
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
14    Iraq
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
15    Syria
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
16    Maldives
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
17    China
Communist oppression Asia Agnosticism
18    Qatar
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
19    Vietnam
Communist oppression Asia Buddhism
20    Egypt
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
21    Uzbekistan
Totalitarianism Asia Islam
22    Algeria
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
23    Mauritania
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
24    Mali
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
25    Turkmenistan
Totalitarianism Asia Islam
26    Laos
Communist oppression Asia Buddhism
27    Morocco
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
28    Indonesia
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
29    Bangladesh
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
30    Colombia
Corruption and Organized Crime Latin America Christianity
31    Central African Republic
Islamic extremism Africa Christianity
32    Burkina Faso
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
33    Niger
Islamic Oppression Africa Islam
34    Bhutan
Religious nationalism Asia Buddhism
35    Tunisia
Islamic extremism Africa Islam
36    Oman
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
37    Cuba
Dictatorial Paranoia Latin America Christianity
38    Ethiopia
Islamic extremism Africa Christianity
39    Jordan
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
40    Congo DR (DRC)
Islamic Oppression Africa Christianity
41    Mozambique
Islamic extremism Africa Christainity
42    Turkey
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
43    Mexico
Corruption and Organized Crime Latin America Christianity
44    Cameroon
Islamic extremism Africa Christianity
45    Tajikistan
Totalitarianism Asia Islam
46    Brunei
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
47    Kazakhstan
Totalitarianism Asia Islam
48    Nepal
Religious nationalism Asia Hinduism
49    Kuwait
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
50    Malaysia
Islamic extremism Asia Islam
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