What are the root causes of modern day slavery? | Inside Story

An estimated 50 million people around the world, living in modern day slavery, as recently as 2021. A report by the International Rights Group, 'Walk Free' suggest the figure increased by 10 million within five years… The reasons are complex, but extreme weather conditions, forced migration and armed conflicts are exposing entire communities to exploitation. Low-income countries are at the centre of this issue… But findings show consumerism and demands from rich nations are contributing to the problem. So, what's being done to stop it? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Sophie Otiende – CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and a survivor of human-trafficking. Phil Robertson – Deputy Director of the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch. Grace Forrest – Founding Director of Walk Free – an international human rights group focused on the eradication of modern slavery and responsible for publishing the Global Slavery Index. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #Slavery #ModernSlavery #HumanTrafficking
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