Country

2013

www.WorldWatchList.us

A ranking of the

50 countries where

persecution of Christians

is most severe.

EXTREME PERSECUTION

SEVERE PERSECUTION

MODERATE PERSECUTION

SPARSE PERSECUTION

▲ = Increase in rank
▼ = Decrease in rank
▬ = Rank stayed the same

Rank 2012

North Korea.............................1..............▬............ 1
Saudi Arabia............................2..............▲............3
Afghanistan.............................3..............▼............2
Iraq................................................4..............▲............9
Somalia.......................................5..............▼............4
Maldives....................................6..............▬............ 6
Mali...............................................7..............▲..........n/a
Iran................................................8..............▼............5
Yemen.........................................9..............▼............8
Eritrea.........................................10.............▲...........11
Syria ............................................11.............▲...........36
Sudan.........................................12.............▲.......16
Nigeria.......................................13.............▬...........13
Pakistan.....................................14.............▼...........10
Ethiopia.....................................15.............▲...........38
Uzbekistan..............................16.............▼............7
Libya............................................17.............▲...........26
Laos..............................................18.............▼...........12
Turkmenistan........................19.............▼...........18
Qatar...........................................20.............▲...........22
Vietnam....................................21.............▼...........19
Oman..........................................22.............▲...........27
Mauritania...............................23.............▼...........14
Tanzania.................................... 24............▲..........n/a
Egypt........................................... 25............▼...........15
United Arab Emirates...... 26............▲...........37
Brunei......................................... 27............▲...........28
Bhutan....................................... 28............▼...........17
Algeria........................................ 29............▼...........23
Tunisia........................................ 30............▲...........35
India............................................. 31............▲...........32
Myanmar.................................. 32............▲...........33
Kuwait........................................ 33............▼...........30
Jordan........................................ 34............▲...........40
Bahrain...................................... 35............▲...........46
Palestinian Territories...... 36............▲...........44
China........................................... 37............▼...........21
Azerbaijan............................... 38............▼...........25
Morocco.................................... 39............▼...........29
Kenya.......................................... 40............▲..........n/a
Comoros................................... 41............▼...........24
Malaysia.................................... 42............▲...........50
Djibouti..................................... 43............▼...........39
Tajikistan..................................44............▼...........34
Indonesia................................. 45............▼...........43
Colombia.................................. 46............▲...........47
Uganda...................................... 47............▲..........n/a
Kazakhstan............................. 48............▼...........45
Kyrgyzstan.............................. 49............▼...........48
Niger........................................... 50............▲..........n/a

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