Courtesy of INTERPOL, "Traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire operation targeting child trafficking and forced labour," 22 June 2015
This photograph shows child slaves in the chocolate industry being rescued. The image was distributed by INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, and it was taken in San Pedro, Côte d’Ivoire, where more than 48 children have been rescued. Twenty-two people were arrested following an operation targeting child trafficking and exploitation in the country.
- Describe the photo. What adjectives describe what is happening.
- What age do the child laborers appear to be? Do you think children this age should be working like this? Why or why not?
- What evidence is there in the photo that the work these children may have been dangerous?
"Traffickers arrested in Côte d’Ivoire operation targeting child trafficking and forced labour," 22 June 2015. Courtesy of INTERPOL