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New video shows highest rising countries on World Watch List

30 January 2017

The Open Doors World Watch List 2017 has, in some ways, a sadly familiar feel. Once again, the level of overall persecution has risen. North Korea is still number one. Islamic extremism continues to strangle the expression of the Christian faith.

But there are some new developments and some countries which have shown a significant rise in persecution.

Watch the video below to see which countries have risen the most on this year's list.

The countries featured in the film are:

Write to believers in Laos. You can support believers in Laos - one of the 2017 World Watch List's high risers - by writing to Hmong Sunday School teachers. For the first time, children of the Hmong tribe will receive a Christian book with songs, games and activities, as a way of sharing the gospel stories. But distributing Christian resources can be very challenging in Laos. Write to encourage the Sunday School teachers as they begin sharing this new resource with the children.