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Modern slavery is increasing – 1 in every 150 people are victims

An increase in extreme poverty since the pandemic began has contributed to the rise in modern slavery Image: Unsplash/Atul Pandey

Stephen Hall

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A graphic showing the prevalence and number of people in modern slavery
There are almost 50 million people in modern slavery. Image: International Labour Organization

The private economy is the main source of the rise in modern slavery.
The private economy is the main source of the rise in modern slavery. Image: International Labour Organization

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