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Slavery News Weekly: 13 December 2018

December 13, 2018 / Media, Slavery News Weekly Christopher Zoia / @Freedom_Fund

Each week the Freedom Fund compiles the most insightful and timely news stories about modern slavery. Check out what we’re reading in this week’s roundup of top slavery articles.

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Indonesia’s climate refugees are being forced into deadly labor abroad
Quartz, 12 December 2018
Increasing numbers of women are falling victim to human trafficking in Malaysia, a top destination for Indonesian migrant workers. More than half of the estimated 1.9 million Indonesians in Malaysia are undocumented.

‘Major strides’ to cut child labour in Cambodia’s fashion factories
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 11 December 2018
While the United Nations says child labour has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, according to activists.

UN Reaches ‘Remarkable’ But Vague ‘Milestone’ in Anti-Slavery Fight
Voice of America, 11 December 2018
Anti-slavery activists hailed a United Nations global pact on migrants as a potential milestone in the fight against human trafficking but warned a lack of detail left millions at risk.

Human vending machine dispenses ‘slave-made’ food in UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 December 2018
A confrontational campaign, which used actors and a custom-built vending machine, highlights the plight of the estimated 136,000 people in Britain currently trapped in slavery.

Frenzy for fish means torturous life at sea for migrant fishermen
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 December 2018
The multi-billion-dollar seafood industry has come under scrutiny after investigations showed widespread slavery, human trafficking and violence on fishing boats and in onshore processing facilities.

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