Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those most vulnerable to forced labour and human trafficking. Around the world, communities already suffering from poverty and exploitation have borne the brunt of the pandemic and its economic fallout.

This report shares the outcomes of The Freedom Fund’s program Emergency Response Fund. It summarises the lessons learned during the Covid-19 crisis and highlights the life-saving response fielded by dozens of grassroots initiatives.

Reflecting on the year that was: Lessons from the covid frontlines - The Freedom Fund, 2021 DOWNLOAD














A Vulnerable Workforce: Migrant Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic
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This report analyses the labour conditions of migrant workers in the EU in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic. By looking at the prevalence of temporary contracts, the position in the income distribution and the likelihood that jobs can be conduct...Read More

Sparkling Jewels, Opaque Supply Chains: Jewelry Companies, Changing Sourcing Practices, and Covid-19
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The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of global supply chains and the vulnerability of people working at the bottom of these supply chains. In the mining sector, the pandemic has had devastating effects on workers and communities arou...Read More

Human trafficking & traffickers in Vietnam- An analysis of the nature of trafficking and the profile of traffickers in Vietnam based on information from court cases

This document aims to explain and provide details about the trafficking situation in Vietnam and provide insight into the general profile of traffickers and the crime of human trafficking. While the data source is limited, it provides some insight a...Read More

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Un(der)paid in the Pandemic: An estimate of what the garment industry owes its workers
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First, in January, when the transportation of raw materials from China to other garment producing countries was suspended, many factories were forced to close temporarily. The next wave hit as the pandemic spread to Europe and the United States (US)...Read More