1.56 million children labour in the cocoa industry

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Some facts about the cocoa industry...


45% of children aged 5-17 and living on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast and Ghana are engaged in child labour.


1.48 million children are engaged in hazardous work.


The top three types of hazardous work include using sharp tools, carrying heavy loads, and using  agro-chemicals.

Some facts about the cocoa industry...

Source: NORC report 2018/19 for the US Department of Labour

"I came here to go to school, I haven’t been to school for five years now."

- Abou, 15, child worker in the Ivory Coast

Source: Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post, 2019

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