World Watch List

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Take 10 minutes each week to learn about and pray for Christian persecution that is currently happening around the world. Each week you will receive a "persecution profile" of one of the Top 50 countries in the world where Christian persecution is the most severe with specific prayer points to pray through.

    What is the World Watch List?

    The World Watch List is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians that ranks the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith published by Open Doors USA.

     

    What does each World Watch List email include?

    You will be sent one email per week over the next 50 weeks with a “persecution profile” of the Top 50 countries where Christians persecution is the most severe.

    Each email includes:

    • a map of where the country is
    • the country flag
    • some quick facts about the country
    • why the country is on the World Watch List
    • where God is at work in the country
    • prayer points for the country

     

    What countries are on the 2022 World Watch List?

    Below is the country ranking for the 2022 World Watch List. The following countries are experiencing extreme persecution and very high persecution.

    1. Afghanistan
    2. North Korea
    3. Somalia
    4. Libya
    5. Yemen
    6. Eritrea
    7. Nigeria
    8. Pakistan
    9. Iran
    10. India

    11. Saudi Arabia
    12. Myanmar
    13. Sudan
    14. Iraq
    15. Syria
    16. Maldives
    17. China
    18. Qatar
    19. Vietnam
    20. Egypt

    21. Uzbekistan
    22. Algeria
    23. Mauritania
    24. Mali
    25. Turkmen.
    26. Laos
    27. Morocco
    28. Indonesia
    29. Bangladesh
    30. Colombia

    31. Cent Afr Rep
    32. Burkina Faso
    33. Niger
    34. Bhutan
    35. Tunisia
    36. Oman
    37. Cuba
    38. Ethiopia
    39. Jordan
    40. The Congo

    41. Mozambique
    42. Turkey
    43. Mexico
    44. Cameroon
    45. Tajikistan
    46. Brunei
    47. Kazakhstan
    48. Nepal
    49. Kuwait
    50. Malaysia

    How are the countries ranked?

    Countries are ranked by the severity of persecution of Christians, calculated by analyzing the level of violent persecution plus the pressure experienced in five spheres of life. Click the following link to learn more about the World Watch List Methodology.

     

    Who publishes the World Watch List?

    The World Watch List is published by Open Doors USA.

     

    World Watch List

    Pray for the Persecuted Church

    Take 10 minutes each week to learn about and pray for Christian persecution that is currently happening around the world. Each week you will receive a "persecution profile" of one of the Top 50 countries in the world where Christian persecution is the most severe with specific prayer points to pray through.