In Ghana, children as young as four are sold to work in the fishing industry on Lake Volta. They are separated from their families, violently beaten, malnourished and prevented from going to school.
IJM has partnered with local police and authorities in Ghana to find and rescue children in slavery, to help survivors to heal from their trauma and to ensure slave owners are arrested and convicted for their crimes. IJM trains law enforcement in how to conduct anti-trafficking investigations and how to pursue criminal cases, in order to sustainably tackle slavery long-term.
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Foli, aged 12, explains that many do not know how to swim and drowning is common. He said: "You have to hold your breath. You get tired. If you're not careful ... you die."