UK aid to help over half a million people at risk of slavery


The International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, today (1) pledged a £40 million package of UK aid to help tackle modern slavery, both in the UK and abroad. Ahead of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on Saturday (2), the funds are set to help over 500,000 vulnerable men, women and children around the world who have either survived modern slavery or are at risk of becoming victims, including South Asia and Africa. Both are source continents for trafficking to the UK. Penny Mordaunt said: “The continued trade in human beings is a global disgrace – and simply not…

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