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posted on 05 June 2016

Modern Slavery Is A Brutal Reality Worldwide

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

An estimated 45.8 million people are in some form of slavery in 167 countries around the world, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation.

58 percent of them live in just five countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan. While North Korea has the highest proportion of slaves at 4.4 percent of its population, no country comes close to India for the sheer number of people living in slavery. According to the Walk Free Foundation. India has 18.4 million slaves, compared to China's 3.4 million and Pakistan's 2.1 million.

This chart shows the estimated number of people living in modern slavery in 2015.

Infographic: Modern Slavery Is A Brutal Reality Worldwide | Statista

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