Over 360 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.
They follow Jesus, no matter the cost.
With your help, we're bringing them hope and resources.

Our Impact

1
Million
Bibles distributed worldwide
3.3
Million
Received Bible training
979,459
people
Received emergency relief
 

Last year Open Doors was able to support millions of persecuted Christians around the world.

Your support keeps the church around the world standing strong.

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Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
Together, we can reach those where persecution hits hardest.

World Watch List

The World Watch List is Open Doors’ annual ranking of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.

World Watch List Map
World Watch List Map
Levels of persecution:
  •   Extreme
  •   Very High
  •   High
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2022 ranking
  1. Afghanistan
  2. North Korea
  3. Somalia
  4. Libya
  5. Yemen
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Prayer and praise

Please pray
For believers from North Korea who face extraordinary persecution for their faith - that they would know God's unfailing love, hope and provision.
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For the many thousands of vulnerable Christians who received support, hope and fellowship thanks to your prayers and gifts last year.
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Meet courageous Christians

Your support helps them to continue to courageously follow Jesus. And their stories inspire you to courageously follow Jesus too. This is the Body of Christ working at its finest.

BAENorth Korea
Bae (name changed) has a life sentence of backbreaking labour and starvation rations - all because she was found with a Bible.
Meet Bae 
HajaratuNigeria
Hajaratu was already widowed when she had to flee Fulani militants. Tragically, her young daughter drowned in the attempt to escape.
Meet Hajaratu
josephSyria
Joseph was helped by Open Doors partners – thanks to you – and has now been able to open a business. Syrian Christians like Joseph often face intense persecution for their faith.
Meet Joseph
TimóteoColombia
Timoteo was offered a chance at earthly power and wealth by a guerilla fighter. But he chose something better - the love of Jesus. 
Meet Timoteo
ISLèmNorth Africa
When Islèm (name changed) became a Christian, she thought she was the only one in her country. In many parts of North Africa, most believers have to keep their faith secret.
Meet Islèm
JeremiahNigeria
A wave of violence against Christians is breaking across Nigeria’s Middle Belt. Pastor Jeremiah says, “Even if we die, we are in the hands of God.”
Meet Pastor Jeremiah