We present you with the list of the countries with the most slaves today. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it giving you edifying information. Many consider slavery to have been exclusive to the U.S. back in the 1800s, but that is not an entirely accurate representation. There are many other countries with histories of slavery, including European countries such as France and Spain. While slavery is universally considered to be against human rights, countries with slavery today unfortunately still exist. While the government may have declared this act to be illegal, the people in various countries have continued a slave trade of human trafficking. For example, in India slavery still exists on a large level, and the government has been unable to make any inroads in this case.
Insider Monkey considered both the total number of slaves in each country and the number of slaves as a percentage of the total findings to come up with accurate rankings. Their findings show that this problem is focused in Asia and Africa, with the top 4 countries being from Asia. It is certain that countries in this continent need to do more to counter this growing threat.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the most slaves today from their list.
The first one is Syria. Syria has been in the global headlines in recent years because of the civil war occupying the country, which may have hidden the fact that slavery is also rampant in the country. In fact, the newest and most brutal face of terrorism, ISIS, is infamous for owning slaves. The second country on our short list should be Cambodia. Cambodia is one of the main countries involved in human trafficking, and by extension, involved in slavery as well, with children often being kidnapped and held as slaves or being forced into prostitution. At last, but not least there is Sudan. A running theme in the ranking shows that countries decimated by civil war or terrorism also have an abundance of slaves, and the same is true for Sudan, where slavery rose significantly after the second civil war.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 12 countries with the most slaves today.