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500,000 people 'enslaved' in Thailand

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Thailand has the highest prevalence of modern slavery in Southeast Asia with up to half a million people living in forced servitude, according to a new index by international charity the Walk Free Foundation. 

This picture taken on September 20, 2013 shows labourers sorting fish after they were unloaded from a trawler at a port in Pattani. According to the Walk Free Foundation It estimates 200,000 migrants are working in the Thai fishing industry, with a significant proportion at risk of forced labour and trafficking, due to poor regulation in the sector. (AFP Photo)

The index, which will be published annually, attempts to measure of the extent of modern slavery country by country, placing a figure on the number of victims subjected to human trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage across the world. 

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