While the UK is enraged by the allegations of modern slavery in Leicester factories, manufacturing hubs in Asia have seen the problem worsen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Asian factories have become a hotbed for modern slavery over the past four years, with the risks likely to increase in the coming months due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, according to the latest Modern Slavery Index from global risk data and forecasting company Verisk Maplecroft.
The index, which ranks 198 countries globally, measures the risk to businesses of being associated with slavery, trafficking and forced labour in supply chains, operations and service providers.
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