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World Day Against Child Labour – 12th June 2017

Monday 12th June is World Day Against Child Labour. The focus this year is on protecting children in conflict and disaster zones from becoming child labourers, as according to the ILO, “A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster.”Disasters, like the Nepal earthquakes in 2015, can have a life shattering effect on children. With almost 9,000 fatalities, and 800,000 houses and 24,000 classrooms damaged or destroyed, thousands of children experienced the death of family, lost their homes and were unable to attend school. The earthquake pushed an additional 1 million people below the poverty line and many families lost everything. In desperate need and with their daily routines in upheaval, children became vulnerable to trafficking and child labour. (more…)

International Day for Street Children – 12th April 2017

Millions of children are homeless and voiceless. What is the international community doing? (more…)