Countries With The Most Slavery In The World In 2014

Written by Keren Mikva

4. Qatar – 1.356%

Qatar has been lambasted in the international media of late — the 2016 FIFA World Cup is set to be held in the Middle Eastern country in 2022. Workers often travel to Qatar for the plethora of jobs it boasts to have on offer, but are often subjected to exploitative practices and forced labor. Many have difficulty leaving, entrapped by recruitment debt, salary withholding, or having passports confiscated. Qatar also operates under the kafala system, where a migrant’s legal status as a worker is tied to his or her current employer. This makes workers more vulnerable to exploitation and enslavement. An estimated 29,400 people are considered enslaved in Qatar, which has a population of 2,168,673.