Countries With The Most Slavery In The World In 2014

Written by Keren Mikva

9. Syria – 1.13%

Ongoing violence in Syria has created an enormous population of refugees and internally displaced people. Syrians are now considered the world’s largest refugee population, and the second largest in history. Many have been forced into the armed services – including child soldiers. Women and girls are frequently kidnapped and sold into marriage and sex slavery. The Syrian government is deemed responsible for many of these atrocities, particularly with regard to child soldier recruitment and forced armed servitude. It has been extremely difficult to enact any meaningful response to the country’s slave population, estimated to include 258,200 people.