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World Day Against Child Labor: OCHA reports 19% of Afghan children engaged in hard labor

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Written By: Zahra Rashidi

Coinciding with June 12, the World Day Against Child Labor, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that 19% of children in Afghanistan are engaged in hard labor.

OCHA stated in a press release on Wednesday, June 12 on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor that this issue is concerning for the health and future of children.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) added, “We must collaborate to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment.”

Previously, the World Food Program, in its latest report, stated that 3.2 million children in Afghanistan are also suffering from malnutrition.

Experts believe that children are among the primary victims of poverty in society. Compared to youth and adults, children lack the necessary resilience to fight diseases, and the spread of diseases resulting from poverty and poor nutrition initially affects children.

In addition to the increasing poverty and unemployment rates in Afghanistan, years of war have also contributed to the rise of child labor in the country.

The World Day Against Child Labor is observed annually on June 12, aiming to strengthen the global movement against child labor.

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