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Libya

RegionAfrica
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Population6,409,000
Christian Population41,700
ReligionsIslam
GovernmentContested Transitional Government
LeaderChairman and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj
Score86/100

Libya

Libya: Anarchy And Persecution.
Libya has not had a fully functioning government since the Arab Spring in 2011. Christians are vulnerable as various extremist groups, including the Islamic State, fight for control. Persecution and violent attacks against Christians have increased. In 2017 many Christian migrants were kidnapped and sold as slaves. 

Discrimination On The Rise.
Before 2011, Libya was one of Africa’s most successful countries. Many people travelled to Libya for work. Now people are trying to escape. Migrants are also using Libya as a gateway to get into Europe. This is where human trafficking groups have begun targeting and persecuting Christians.

Christians in Libya have seen an increase in discrimination not just from Islamic extremists, but from the government. Christians struggle to find a workplace willing to employ them. They also have trouble receiving government services. 

Churches in Libya are constantly threatened with violence. Sexual assault is also a common weapon used against Christian women.  

Your help makes a difference for persecuted Christians in Libya by:

  • Training and socio-economic development programs.

  • Literature distribution.

  • Advocacy and raising prayer for believers in difficult situations.

Pray for Libya

Pray that the cruel acts by the Islamic State will only make more people search for a loving God.

Pray for Libyan Christians to find the strength to live every day for Jesus.

Pray for new Christians who come to faith through Arabic websites and TV shows. Pray they find support and can access God’s word.

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