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Slavery News Weekly: 4 October 2018

October. 4, 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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Thousands of Children in Sulawesi at Risk of Exploitation
Voice of America, 3 October 2018
UNICEF warns that tens of thousands of child survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi in Indonesia are unprotected and vulnerable to exploitation.

Cooperation, not cash, key to ending modern slavery by 2030
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 October 2018
Simply pumping money into anti-trafficking efforts will not achieve a global goal of ending modern slavery by 2030, experts said, urging greater cooperation between governments, companies and charities to raise awareness and take more action.

Unilever tops list of food and drink firms tackling forced labour
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 October 2018
Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever topped a list ranking how well food and drink companies tackle the risk of forced labour in their supply chains, ahead of Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola.

Cumbria slavery probe: Man ‘lived in shed for 40 years’
BBC News, 3 October 2018
A potential victim of modern slavery has been rescued after living in a shed for 40 years, according to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. Officers found the 58-year-old British man with just a chair and soiled bedding during a raid at a residential site north of Carlisle.

Back home, Cameroon migrants grapple with Libya trauma, prison debt
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 September 2018
Thousands of African migrants who, after failing to reach Europe in search of a better life, have been flown home from North Africa by the IOM with funding from the EU, but many returning migrants are struggling to get their lives back on track.


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