Christian persecution rises as people refused aid in Covid crisis – report

Advocacy group Open Doors says hardline regimes across world exploit pandemic

Persecution of Christians around the world has increased during the Covid pandemic, with followers being refused aid in many countries, authoritarian governments stepping up surveillance, and Islamic militants exploiting the crisis, a report says.

More than 340 million Christians – one in eight – face high levels of persecution and discrimination because of their faith, according to the 2021 World Watch List compiled by the Christian advocacy group Open Doors.

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This post was originally published on Human rights | The Guardian.