Open Doors has revealed that Afghanistan has replaced North Korea as the most dangerous country to be a Christian in their 2022 World Watch List.
Christian men are facing almost certain death if their faith is discovered.
Women and girls may escape death but may be married to young Taliban fighters who want "spoils of war". When women and girls are raped, they will be trafficked.
The incoming Taliban government gained access to recordings and reports that helped to identify Christians inside the country. When located, they were often detained, to identify further networks of Christians, before finally being killed.
Taliban fighters are actively tracking down Christians from existing intelligence, even going door-to-door to find them.
Much of the Christian population has fled to rural regions or refugee camps in neighbouring nations – all of which feature in the WWL as countries hostile to Christians.