1.56 million children labour in the cocoa industry

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Some facts about the cocoa industry...

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

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1.48 million children are engaged in hazardous work.

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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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