As a child, James Kofi Annan was trafficked and worked as a slave for seven years with a fisherman.

Now, James supports children forced into slavery in the fishing industry in Ghana. Here, parents living in deep poverty sometimes borrow money from slave traders, who take their children when they can’t pay the loan back. Despite child slavery being against the law in Ghana, it is thought that there are almost 250,000 trafficked children working as slaves and 1.3 million child laborers in the country.

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