In responding to COVID-19 many have adopted the rallying cry of “we are all in this together.” But the stark reality is that we are not. Millions of vulnerable workers do not have access to COVID-19 testing, health care, sick leave or the physical or financial ability to isolate. Many have lost jobs and are stranded overseas, unable to support themselves or return home due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. The combination of these health, safety, and economic risks creates the perfect storm for exploitation, forced labour and other forms of modern slavery to flourish.

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