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UN says 50 million are in 'modern slavery'






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About 50 million people are enslaved today. They are forced into jobs or marriages. The UN said one in 150 people is enslaved. This number is growing because of coronavirus, climate change, and the cost of living crisis. People are poor. They can only survive by working in terrible conditions or terrible marriages.

The UN wanted to end modern slavery by 2030. However, it is increasing. It happens when people cannot say no because of threats. The UN said: "It would be a mistake to believe that forced labour is [only] the problem of poor countries." Over half of forced workers and a quarter of forced marriages are in richer countries.

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