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Egypt economy bears down on child labourers

International Labour Organisation report says 1.6 million children in Egypt are working.

Last updated: 21 Dec 2013 17:11
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After the 2011 revolution, Egypt's economy has remained stagnant, adding to the problem of child labour in the country.

According to the International Labour Organisation, 1.6 million children in Egypt are working.

Organisations like the World Food Programme have stepped in to reduce the problem, while encouraging families to send their children back to work.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Cairo.


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