Africa is the poorest continent on the face of the planet, and often considered the most effected by child labor. Over 70% of the region lives and works in extremely poor conditions. Of the 250 million children world wide, it is estimated that 32% work in Africa. In Africa, most of the children work in agriculture. A huge scandal arose after nearly half the chocolate purchased in the United States was linked to children producing it in cocoa fields in Africa. “The cocoa farms are just the tip of the iceburg,” says Jonathen Cohen, who is a researcher for the Human Rights Watch. “Trafficking in child labor occurs along numerous routes in West Africa, and governments aren’t doing enough to stop it.” Girls who were interviewed by the Human Rights Watch said that they were told to board ships bound for Gabon, where they were to work as servants and house-maids. To rephrase what Cohen said, there is more than meets the eye to Africa’s plight of child labor.