For some, slavery might be a thing they only see in the history books they had at school but for the people in the 11 countries with the highest rates of human trafficking, slavery is a very real, very close danger for their life. Some of us take our freedom for granted every day, after we wake up and go on with our busy, filled with the so-called “first world problems” days. However, some people have to fear for their lives every day, because they do live in some of the 10 most dangerous places. Lots of children are being abducted and sold into modern day slavery or prostitution and the problem is so deep and inhumane that there is little margin for a difference between the two.
There are still so many cases of people forced to work for free in exchange for their lives. For all I know, the massage parlor next door to you could be home to several victims of human trafficking. There are lots and lots of undiscovered yet cases which can go unnoticed because the victims are forced to comply with every order of their “owners” and pretend that they are not in a threatening situation. Life is everything but easy when you are deprived of all your basic human rights and forced to live in a cage-like apartment with several more people like you. If you think that this is a far-fetched type of scenario, consider this – human trafficking was estimated to gross over thirty-size billion in revenue just five years ago, when it was also estimated to be the highest-growing international criminal activity. Since then it must have blown up to even greater proportions with stronger forces behind the bigger branches of organized trafficking groups.
The problem goes even deeper and more frightening once you consider the enormous shady industries that operate thanks to trafficking. That also includes organ harvesting, the human organs market and forced organ donorship. At the end of the day, be thankful for your freedom but also consider these eleven countries where people are not given so much of it. Let’s take a look at them.