Persecuted Nations Defined

The situation for Christians around the world is always changing. Christian persecution that merits the attention and assistance of The Voice of the Martyrs has been identified and defined in two categories:

Persecuted Nations

In these countries, Christians encounter varying degrees of repetitive, persistent and systematic suffering, and deprival of basic human rights, because of their faith in Jesus Christ -- a belief their persecutors will not tolerate.

Monitored Nations

These nations have been trending toward the persecution of Christians, but have not yet reached a level of frequency or severity.

Formerly Oppressed Countries (post 1967):

These are countries where VOM previously worked, but where Christians now have freedom to worship.

Albania
Angola
Armenia (U.S.S.R.)
Benin
Botswana
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cape Verde
Cambodia
Congo
Czechoslovakia
East Germany
Estonia (U.S.S.R.)
Georgia (U.S.S.R.)
Hungary
Latvia (U.S.S.R.)
Lithuania (U.S.S.R.)
Nicaragua
Mauritius
Moldova (U.S.S.R.)
Mongolia
Mozambique
Peru (Marxist guerrilla-controlled areas)
Poland
Rhodesia
Romania
Rwanda
Russia (U.S.S.R.)
Uganda
Ukraine (U.S.S.R.)
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia