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Home Education Response to COVID-19 COVID-19 Heightens the Risk of Child Labour. This Is How We Can...

COVID-19 Heightens the Risk of Child Labour. This Is How We Can Tackle It

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Did you know that some of your favorite foods may be produced with child labour? Take chocolate, for instance: 60% of its main ingredient, cocoa, is grown in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, where child labour remains widespread.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, child labour in and beyond these countries could increase. When children are out of school, they are more likely to be engaged in harmful work. Also, virus-induced restrictions could lead to disruptions in the cocoa supply chain, which would cause economic distress among rural cocoa farmers……………….