Child Labour in Afghanistan 2021
TIME TO PULL THE RUG FROM CHILD LABOUR IN AFGHANISTAN
Decades of armed conflict have devastated Afghanistan’s economy and employment opportunities for adults are scarce.
Many children are sent to work by their parents, just to survive.
Some children work as street vendors, porters, shoe-shiners, shop assistants or collect paper or metal off the streets. Other children work in brick factories or in the carpet industry.
Carpet weaving has a long tradition in Afghanistan and is one of the country’s most important export goods.
Poverty in Afghanistan: Child Labor Increased in Baghlan after Taliban Takeover
Baghlan Residents are worried about children being forced to work hard on the streets of Pul-e-Khumri, saying that hundreds of children are working on the streets due to poverty. Local Taliban officials in Baghlan, however, say their government cannot manage the situation.
Thousands of Afghan children risk their health and safety every day to put food on the family table
It’s common for child weavers to suffer from physical and mental health issues and these issues often go unsupported.