DFID supports long-term development programmes to tackle the poverty and social exclusion that make people vulnerable to modern slavery.
The UK is also a major supporter of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its Special Action Programme on Forced Labour (SAP-FL). We will provide core funding of almost £2 million to SAP-FL over the next three years, in addition to support to individual country programmes.
Last month DFID published a booklet, “Breaking the Chains: Eliminating slavery, ending poverty”. It highlights the link between the fight against slavery and poverty and some of the work the UK is supporting through the ILO and other organisations.