World Watch List

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Learn about the persecution that is happening in each of Top 50 countries around the world, then use the prayer points to pray for that country.

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

Learn about the persecution that is happening in each of Top 50 countries around the world, then use the prayer points to pray for that country.