Report: The Hotspots of Modern Slavery

Approximately 10.5 percent of North Korea’s population including migrant workers and human trafficking victims are categorised as modern slaves according to data by the Walk Free Foundation. While this only amounts to roughly seven percent of the grand total of estimated modern slaves around the world, only one other country in the world comes close to this population share size as our chart shows.

With 9.3 percent or an estimated number of 451,000 modern slaves, the African country of Eritrea comes in second on the ranking analysing data from 2018. While Pakistan only has a population share of 1.7 percent living in slave-like conditions, it actually ranks third in the world when looking at the total number of people suffering under forced labor or forced marriage per country after China and India.

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