WORLD WATCH LIST 2021
The top 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution
The World Watch List is accompanied by a detailed report on how the persecution is expressed and affected in these countries. Find out more and place yourself on the side of the persecuted Christians!
THE TOP 10 COUNTRIES
Click on each country below to view individual country profiles.
Same Faith. Different Persecution
Across the world, Christian Men and Women are persecuted differently for their faith.
You can see the global rankings of Pressure Points by gender in each country on the World Watch List.
Watch: World Watch List Top 5
Watch: World Watch List Risers
Watch: World Watch List New Entries
FACES OF PERSECUTION
Numbers have neither voice nor face. But it is the suffering men, women and children behind the numbers that the World Persecution Index is all about. That is why Open Doors presents the stories of individuals who are persecuted for their belief in Jesus Christ. They represent millions of other Christians and also give them a face.
Watch out as we share more stories of persecution in the coming weeks.