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Modern-day slavery: A problem that can’t be ignored

By Tony Maddox
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International

You know that moment when you read something, and then immediately have to re-read it because you cannot believe it is true? That happened to me when I read that the levels of slavery and people trafficking today are greater than at any point in history.

Surely that cannot be right?

There are many fine groups and individuals doing outstanding work to help trafficking victims.

´╗┐Organizations like Anti-Slavery International, Free the Slaves, International Justice Mission, ECPAT, Not For Sale and Polaris Project have fearless team members at the frontlines, risking their lives in lawless lands, to help those most vulnerable.

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