Over 260 million Christians are persecuted. They follow Jesus, no matter the cost. With your help, we're bringing them hope and resources.

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World Watch List

Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.

World Watch List Map
World Watch List Map
Levels of persecution:
  •   Extreme
  •   Very High
  •   High
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2020 ranking
  1. North Korea
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Somalia
  4. Libya
  5. Pakistan
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Prayer and praise

Please pray
For persecuted Christians in Syria who are desperate for food and aid after years of war, bombing and now coronavirus.
Give thanks
That the transitional government in Sudan has pledged to end 30 years of Islamic law - a wonderful answer to prayer!
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Meet courageous Christians

These believers are bravely following Jesus despite enormous opposition, or raising support and awareness for the persecuted church. This is the worldwide family of Christians.

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Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
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