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Region Africa
Christian population 35 100 (0.5%)
Main religion Islam
Main threats • Islamic oppression
• Clan oppression
• Organised corruption and crime

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Libya continues to be a place with very little political stability. Much of the country exists in a sort of perpetual anarchy, ruled over by militias linked to the official government (in the West of the country) or by the Libyan National Army (in the East), with strong Islamist influences in both cases. Due to lawlessness, Christians can easily be targets for violence and death.

Converts from Islam face the most intense and violent pressure from their family and community. They risk house arrest, attack, abduction, sexual violence and murder. It’s incredibly dangerous for converts to meet together to worship, and church life is almost non-existent.

Even Christians from other parts of Africa are targeted by extremist groups. Christians have been kidnapped and, in a few high-profile incidents, brutally murdered. Christians from Sub-Saharan Africa face additional risk. Because of their lack of official status, they can be kidnapped and trafficked.


It’s too dangerous for any Libyan believer to share a quote.

What does Open Doors do to help?

Open Doors works with local partners and churches in North Africa to provide leadership and discipleship training, livelihood support, legal aid, trauma counselling, Bibles and pastoral care.

Please pray

  • Pray for stability and that order will come to Libya.
  • Ask God to protect migrant Christians so that they would be protected from militant extremists.
  • Pray that God would help His people be able to find fellowship with one another.

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