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About Qatar

  • Leader:Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:2.1 million (210,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

90% of Qatar’s population of about two million is made up of migrant laborers. The Qataris (10%) enjoy the highest GDP per capita in the world. Expatriates and migrant workers are generally perceived and treated by Qataris as slaves. Forced labor and human trafficking are major problems. Working conditions for migrant workers can be inhumane and dangerous; they face underpayment, domestic violence, sexual abuse and lack proper living conditions. It is not uncommon for them to die at their work place.

Recent News from Qatar

Jun 3 2016

A Day in the Life of a Qatari Christian

Found in Prayer

An exclusive interview with a Christian who is able to tell us what life is really like for Christians in Qatar.


Feb 5 2016

Pray for fellowship within Qatar, and more openness to other religions.

Found in Prayer

This tiny country along the Arabian Peninsula is home to the Al Jazeera news agency, well developed with the lowest illiteracy rate in the Arab world, and in 2022, plans to be home to the World Cup. Qatar has a small indigenous population and there are actually more foreign workers than native Qataris. In the mix of all of this are Christians, who face a great deal of persecution


Prayer Points for Qatar

  • Pray for Christian migrant workers to show the love of Christ to employers who abuse them.
  • Pray for Christian converts who feel they cannot share their faith with Muslim family members.
  • Pray that Qataris would be drawn to Christ by whatever means God deems necessary.

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