India Tops Global Slavery Index

by Kathy Jones on  October 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM Indian Health News
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India tops the list with highest number of people living in conditions of slavery, accounting for 14 million people, the Global Slavery Index 2013 has revealed.

A new index ranking 162 countries shows that almost 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, the BBC reports.
 India Tops Global Slavery Index
India Tops Global Slavery Index

According to the report, India has almost half of the total number of slaves worldwide.

Mauritania in West Africa has the highest proportional figure with about four percent of its population enslaved, the report added.

The index used the measurement of modern slavery, which includes debt bondage, forced marriage and human trafficking.

Top 10 countries with estimated number of slaves are as follows:

1.India - 13,956,010

2.China - 2,949,243

3.Pakistan - 2,127,132

4.Nigeria - 701,032

5.Ethiopia - 651,110

6.Russia - 516,217

7.Thailand - 472,811

8.DR Congo - 462,327

9.Burma - 384,037

10.Bangladesh - 343,192

Source: ANI

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