UN Says 50 Million People Worldwide Stuck In ‘Modern Slavery’

The pandemic, armed conflicts, and climate change have exacerbated conditions, trapping people in forced labor or marriage.

The number of people trapped in forced labor or forced marriage and other crises has swelled by a fifth in recent years to about 50 million on any given day, the United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

The study by the UN agencies for labor and migration along with the Walk Free Foundation found that at the end of last year, more than half of those had been forced to work against their will and the rest forced into marriage, the ILO said.


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