• Reading Level 4
Politics | Economics

Shock as modern slavery up 10m in five years

Bound: If all enslaved people formed one country it would be the 29th largest in the world.

Have rich countries become the worst offenders? A new estimate suggests that 50 million people — one in 150 people — are now trapped in forced labour or forced marriages.

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