Three Million Children at Risk in Afghanistan

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Three Million Children at Risk in Afghanistan

Concerned at the increase in child labor in Afghanistan, UNICEF officials called on government to pay serious attention to this issue and not to ignore the problem

By Mir Abed Joyenda

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) and the United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization (UNICEF) on Tuesday marked World Day Against Child Labor.

Concerned at the increase in child labor in Afghanistan, UNICEF officials called on government to pay serious attention to this issue and not to ignore the problem.

“About 25 percent of children in Afghanistan are engaged in manual labor which will damage their health, education and nutrition. The government has struggled a lot to educate children and now 3.5 million out of 14 million children have no access to schools and education in Afghanistan,” said Samayil-al-Washula general director of UNICEF in Afghanistan.
TOLOnews.com

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