[QODLink]
Middle East

Child labour on the rise amid Syria conflict

Many families, desperate for money, have turned to their children for help.

Last Modified: 17 May 2013 20:56
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Children are among the most vulnerable to the effects of the conflict in Syria.

Many families, desperate for money, have turned to their children for help.

But child labour is not a new problem in Syria. The UN says around five percent of children were working, even before the war started.

Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports.

56

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
After a sit-in protest at Poland's parliament, lawmakers are set to raise government aid to carers of disabled youth.
A vocal minority in Ukraine's east wants to join Russia, and Kiev has so far been unable to put down the separatists.
Iran's government has shifted its take on 'brain drain' but is the change enough to reverse the flow?
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
Activists say 'Honor Diaries' documentary exploits gender-based violence to further an anti-Islamic agenda.
join our mailing list