UN says 50 million people stuck in modern slavery as crises fuel poverty

According to a report by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization, modern slavery is on the rise as crises around the world fuel poverty. The report showed 50 million people — or one in every 150 — are stuck in modern slavery. 28 million are in forced labour and another 22 million in forced marriages. The UN has attributed it to the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflicts and the effects of climate change. These events have led to unprecedented disruption to employment and education.

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