Report: 30 Million Affected by Modern Slavery

A new report from the Walk Free Foundation says an estimated 30 million people are enslaved around the world.

The Australia-based group presented its findings Thursday in its first Global Slavery Index, a ranking of 162 countries by their prevalence of modern slavery.

In compiling the index, researchers considered crimes such as human trafficking, forced labor and the exploitation of children.

Mauritania is the nation with the highest prevalence of modern slavery.

The foundation says the …