|Population||38 055 000|
|Christian Population||A small number (Open Doors estimate)|
Afghanistan remains the second highest country on the World Watch List, and persecution is only very slightly less oppressive than in North Korea. All Christians in Afghanistan are extremely vulnerable to persecution.
ISIS and the Taliban continue to have a strong, violent presence in Afghanistan, with the Taliban controlling large regions.These areas are particularly oppressive, but there is no safe way to express any form of Christian faith in the country.
It is impossible to live openly as a Christian in Afghanistan. Leaving Islam is considered shameful, and Christian converts face dire consequences if their new faith is discovered. Either they have to flee the country or they will be killed.
Meet a Secret Afghan Believer
“How we survive daily only God knows. He knows because He has been kind to dwell with us. But we are tired of all the death around us.”
What does Open Doors do to help Christians in Afghanistan?
Open Doors raises prayer support for persecuted believers in Afghanistan.