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In Pictures: Aleppo's children hard at work
The brutality of three years of civil war has taken its toll on the young in Syria's largest city.
Last updated: 14 Feb 2014 08:44
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Aleppo, Syria - As the conflict in Syria nears the end of its third bloody year, the consequences for children in the country have been disastrous. The civil war has killed 130,000 people, driven millions from their homes, and devastated entire cities.

While there are more than one million child refugees outside of Syria, inside the war-ravaged country about four million continue to struggle with daily life. An estimated 10,000 children have already died in the conflict.

As local economies crashed and with education disrupted, some two million children are not in school and many have been forced to work to help support their families.

According to the Child Protection Working Group, many working children are doing so to repay family debts. Some kids must ensure they and their families have food to eat.

In different areas of Syria's largest city Aleppo - 310 kms northwest of the capital Damascus - children are involved in many different forms of labour, from selling vegetables, bread and other much-needed food, to collecting metal scrap and working in mechanic shops.

On a recent trip to Aleppo, one child was seen selling goods after losing her father in a bombing, while another two peddled donuts. What all children here have in common is desperation.


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A child stands beside a stock of pomegranates he sells in Aleppo, stuck with a surplus because so many people have fled the once-bustling commercial capital.



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Children are crowded by hungry customers at stalls selling bread in a rebel opposition-controlled area of Aleppo.



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Life goes on amid the destruction in the al-Halwaniya neighbourhood of Aleppo, an area subjected to near-daily shelling by government forces.



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A child sells an array of goods to support her family after losing her father in a bombing in an Aleppo neighbourhood under opposition control.



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Two girls sell bread in the al-Halwaniya Souk in Aleppo, Syria's largest city.



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A child of Aleppo peddles pastries on the street amid the cold rain.



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Two children are forced to sell donuts on the street to help their families amid the economic collapse outside of government-controlled areas.



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A child displays his wares of Indian rice in the al-Helwaniya neighbourhood.



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Metal scrap from a refrigerator is broken down and later sold by this young man.

 



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Children toiling at a mechanic's shop find time to play during their workday.



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In the Tareeq al-Bab neighbourhood, children are hired to clean cars to earn a daily wage. 




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Life goes on amid the destruction in the al-Halwaniya neighbourhood of Aleppo, an area subjected to near-daily shelling by government forces.

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A child displays his wares of Indian rice in the al-Helwaniya neighbourhood.

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Metal scrap from a refrigerator is broken down and later sold by this young man.

 

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Children toiling at a mechanic(***)s shop find time to play during their workday.

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In the Tareeq al-Bab neighbourhood, children are hired to clean cars to earn a daily wage. 

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Here a child stands beside a massive stock of pomegranates he is to sell in Aleppo, stuck with a surplus due to the large amount of people who have fled.

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Here a child stands beside a massive stock of pomegranates he is to sell in Aleppo, stuck with a surplus due to the large amount of people who have fled.

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Children stand crowded at stalls selling bread in an opposition controlled area of Aleppo.

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Children stand crowded at stalls selling bread in an opposition controlled area of Aleppo.

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Life and destruction alongside each other in the Halwaniya neighborhood in Aleppo, an area that has been subject to nearly daily shelling by government forces.

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Life and destruction alongside each other in the Halwaniya neighborhood in Aleppo, an area that has been subject to nearly daily shelling by government forces.

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A child sells an array of goods to support her family after losing her father in a bombing in an Aleppo neighborhood under opposition control.

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A child sells an array of goods to support her family after losing her father in a bombing in an Aleppo neighborhood under opposition control.

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Two young girls sell bread in the Al Halwaniya Souk.

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Two young girls sell bread in the Al Halwaniya Souk.

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A child of Aleppo sells pastries on the street.

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A child of Aleppo sells pastries on the street.

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Two children, residents of Aleppo, are forced to sell donuts on the street due to the war and economic collapse outside of government controlled areas.

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Two children, residents of Aleppo, are forced to sell donuts on the street due to the war and economic collapse outside of government controlled areas.

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A child displays his wares of Indian rice in the Al Helwaniya neighborhood.

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A child displays his wares of Indian rice in the Al Helwaniya neighborhood.

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A child collects metal scraps from a broken down refrigerator for selling.

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A child collects metal scraps from a broken down refrigerator for selling.

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Children play during their workday at a mechanic shop.

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Children play during their workday at a mechanic shop.

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Children work washing cars in the Tareeq Al Bab neighborhood.

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Children work washing cars in the Tareeq Al Bab neighborhood.



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