India Has Witnessed the Most Environmental Protests
Slavery was one of the most abhorrent and disgusting man-made tragedy. It not only wrecked the lives of the people who had the misfortune to fall in its trap, but also that of the affected person’s family members. Slavery was once widely practiced; however, in the modern age all of the recognized countries have outlawed it.
However, if you are harboring the illusion that slavery is long dead and gone from the face of the earth, it is time for reflection. Slavery is very much rampant in the modern world, though it is no longer recognized. An estimated 45.8 million people are still in modern slavery around the world. Human trafficking, debt bondage, child soldiers, forced marriages, and domestic servants kept in captivity are just a few forms of the modern slavery.
According to a data by the Global Slavery Index 2016, India had the most people in modern slavery. Here the figure stood at 18,354,700. China, the most populous country in the world, had the second largest number of people in modern slavery. According to the data, in China, the number of people in modern slavery was estimated to be 3,388,400. In Pakistan, the number of people in modern slavery stood at 2,134,900.
Nations such as Russia, North Korea, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh had more than 1,000,000 people in modern slavery. Meanwhile, countries like Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt, Myanmar, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa and many others witnessed between 100,000 and 1,000,000 people in modern slavery.
Conflict-ridden nations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya witnessed 403,800, 367,600, 303,200, 257,300 and 70,900 people in modern slavery, respectively.
Unfortunately, even in the most developed and advanced countries around the world, there were quite a few people in modern slavery. For example, in the United States, the figure stood at 57,700. Though other countries such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia reported much lesser figures of 14,500, 12,000, 11,700, 6,500, and 4,300 respectively.
Meanwhile, the lowest ranked country was Luxembourg, where the number stood at 100.
The data provides information on the number of people in modern slavery around the world.
|Country||Number of People in Modern Slavery|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||873,100|
|Central African Republic||55,400|
|Papua New Guinea||47,200|
|United Arab Emirates||37,000|
|Republic of the Congo||29,500|
|Hong Kong, SAR China||29,500|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||17,800|
|Trinidad and Tobago||6,200|
(Data sourced from Global Slavery Index)