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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 - 9:43
US trafficking report reveals 'modern slavery' toll
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A US government report has found that more than 42,000 adults and children were found in forced prostitution, labour, slavery or armed conflict in 2011.

Some 9,000 more victims were identified around the world than in 2010, the state department report said.

But the number is just a fraction of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across borders every year.

Conflict-wracked Syria was relegated to the category of worst offenders, while seven other states came off that list.

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