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The 2015 World Watch List UNVEILED

January 7, 2015 by Open Doors in

WHAT IMPACT DID THE WORST YEAR IN PERSECUTION HAVE ON THE WORLD WATCH LIST? HERE ARE SOME KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The 2015 World Watch List is here. It ranks the top 50 countries where Christians face the worst persecution.

So which countries topped the list this year? THE TOP 10 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS MOST DIFFICULT TO BE A CHRISTIAN ARE:

  1. NORTH KOREA
  2. SOMALIA
  3. IRAQ
  4. SYRIA
  5. AFGHANISTAN
  6. SUDAN
  7. IRAN
  8. PAKISTAN
  9. ERITREA
  10. NIGERIA

For an in-depth analysis of what life is like for Christians in each of these countries (and why they received the rankings they did), be sure to visit our World Watch List page at www.OpenDoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/. There you will find trends, pictures, videos and more information on all 50 countries!

This year’s World Watch List includes many countries where Christians have been displaced as a result of increased violence. Christians in countries like Iraq and Syria have become refugees indefinitely due to targeted violence against Christian communities.

But thanks to your ongoing generous donations, we are able to help these believers as persecution increases. We don’t know all that 2015 will hold or how things will change for Christians living in these countries, but we do know your faithfulness continues to unite the body of Christ in powerful and amazing ways.

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