Modern Slavery Shoots Up by 10 Million in Five Years

David Molloy - BBC News

International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates suggest that 50 million people - or one out of every 150 people alive - are trapped in forced labour or forced marriages.

That is up nearly 10 million on its numbers from five years ago.

The ILO said the fact things were getting worse was "shocking".

"Nothing can justify the persistence of this fundamental abuse of human rights," said its director general, Guy Ryder.