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Kieran Guilbert

Traffickers seen thriving in Europe as COVID-19 hits victim support

Apr 12 2021

(This Apr. 9 story corrects 11th paragraph to make clear decrease was at the start of the pandemic and only in several nations)

UK anti-slavery helpline records fewer cases due to coronavirus

Apr 06 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's modern slavery helpline recorded an overall drop in suspected cases and potential victims last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, although reports of sexual and criminal exploitation rose, the charity running it said on Wednesday.

Reports of suspected slavery stall in UK due to coronavirus

Mar 18 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of suspected modern slaves identified annually in Britain has stalled for the first time since 2012, official data revealed on Thursday, with campaigners concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has hindered efforts to support victims.

Reports of suspected slavery stall in UK due to coronavirus

Mar 18 2021

LONDON, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of suspected modern slaves identified annually in Britain has stalled for the first time since 2012, official data revealed on Thursday, with campaigners concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has hindered efforts to support victims.

Brexit farm workers scheme found fueling risk of slavery in UK

Mar 16 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant farm workers in Britain are being trapped and mistreated by employers in conditions ripe for modern slavery, campaigners said on Tuesday, urging the government to review a scheme designed to avoid agricultural labour shortages post-Brexit.

UK urged to create garment industry watchdog to tackle labour abuses

Mar 11 2021

LONDON, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain needs a garment industry watchdog to stop labour abuses, from low pay to poor working conditions, lawmakers said on Friday, citing concerns over a lack of progress in tackling exploitation at factories that supply major fashion brands.

Big on ideas, short on cash: Modern slavery fund seeks to transform global fight

Feb 18 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the new chief executive of the four-year-old Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), Alex Thier has an ambitious goal - raise enough money to make human trafficking unprofitable.

OFFICIAL CORRECTION-Big on ideas, short on cash: Modern slavery fund seeks to transform global fight

Feb 18 2021

LONDON, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the new chief executive of the four-year-old Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), Alex Thier has an ambitious goal - raise enough money to make human trafficking unprofitable.

Europe's rights court orders UK to compensate human trafficking victims

Feb 16 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should pay 90,000 euros (78,590 pounds) in compensation to two Vietnamese men who were convicted of drug crimes despite signs they had been trafficked as children and forced to work on cannabis farms, Europe's top rights court ruled on Tuesday.

Traffickers found targeting more children as COVID-19 school closures fuel danger

Feb 02 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human traffickers worldwide are increasingly targeting children and will likely exploit school closures during the coronavirus pandemic to abuse the young, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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