Countries With The Most Slavery In The World In 2014

Written by Keren Mikva

13. Iraq – 1.035%

The 345,900 enslaved people in Iraq are primarily trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation. Iraqi women and girls making up the majority of slaves. Many are sold across the border into neighboring countries such as Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, and forced to work as prostitutes or domestic servants. Other Iraqis are forced into bonded labor, lured there by false promises of work and pay. The vast oil industry – making up more than 90 percent of foreign exchange earnings – keeps the demand high for cheap labor that qualifies as slave labor.