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The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) rescues children, who were the victims of child trafficking, from cocoa fields in Cote d’Ivoire in June.

The dark taste of chocolate

There are an estimated 1.5 million child labourers in Cote d’Ivoire

Arouna stands shirtless in a cocoa field in Côte d’Ivoire. The 12-year-old holds a hoe and his ribs are clearly visible under his skin. He says, “I have to get up very early each day to be the first in the field with my younger brother to start clearing (the land). I’m so tired.” Arouna