Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous To Be Christian In 2024



“Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you, and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man (Jesus Christ).” – Luke 6:22

“Blessed are Those Who are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10

Every year, persecution watchdog, Open Doors International, releases World Watch List, an annual ranking of the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian; Countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.

Figures for the persecution of Christians around the world have shown a ‘shocking increase’ from the previous year, according to persecution watchdog Open Doors 2024 Rankings.

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According to Open Doors’ World Watch List 2024, More than 365m Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith, with at least 5,621 Christians murdered in 2023, 14,766 churches attacked, and 4,542 Christians detained.

Every day, more than 8 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Every week, over 182 churches or Christian buildings are attacked, and every month, Over 320 Christians are imprisoned unjustly.

In the 2024 list of countries where christians are persecuted the most, where it is hardest to be a Christian, North Korea tops the list, a position it has now maintained for the last twenty two years (2002), when the watch list began, and Nigeria ranks number 6, a position it has maintained since the previous year.

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Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous To Be Christian – Open Doors 2024 Ranking

1 North Korea
2 Somalia
3 Libya
4 Eritrea
5 Yemen
6 Nigeria
7 Pakistan
8 Sudan
9 Iran
10 Afghanistan
11 India
12 Syria
13 Saudi Arabia
14 Mali
15 Algeria
16 Iraq
17 Myanmar
18 Maldives
19 China
20 Burkina Faso
21 Laos
22 Cuba
23 Mauritania
24 Morocco
25 Uzbekistan
26 Bangladesh
27 Niger
28 Central African Republic
29 Turkmenistan
30 Nicaragua

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31 Oman
32 Ethiopia
33 Tunisia
34 Colombia
35 Vietnam
36 Bhutan
37 Mexico
38 Egypt
39 Mozambique
40 Qatar
41 Democratic Republic of the Congo
42 Indonesia
43 Cameroon
44 Brunei
45 Comoros
46 Tajikistan
47 Kazakhstan
48 Jordan
49 Malaysia
50 Turkey

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Source: Open Doors

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