Khaama: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reported a 16% increase in malnutrition cases among children in Southern Helmand province and warned of the consequences of an escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. MSF, the international aid organization in a tweet on Wednesday, May 17, expressed concerns over a 16% increase in malnutrition cases among the children
NPR: Even in wealthy, developed nations with advanced technologies, heavy machinery and readily available protective equipment, mining can be a dangerous and sometimes deadly job. In Afghanistan, where much of the coal is mined by hand, every descent into the bowels of this mountain is a gamble. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Save the Children reports that girls are doing manual labor instead of learning in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. In a piece that appeared online on Monday (December 5th), Save the Children said that female students in Afghanistan have lost hope for the future after being banned from attending school since the Taliban regained control in August
Tolo News: The Department of Labor and Social Affairs in Baghlan said that the latest survey by a foreign institution, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), with the ministry’s cooperation, revealed that more than 14,000 children are engaged in hard labor, which is a thirty percent increase from last year. 3,000 of these children
AP: The number of children put to work in Afghanistan is growing, fueled by the collapse of the economy after the Taliban took over the country and the world cut off financial aid just over a year ago. Click here to read more (external link). Related Photos: Backbreaking work for kids in Afghan brick kilns
Tolo News: Families of the children stated that because of economic hardships, they were forced to send their children to work. “I’m doing this because I’m destitute, my teaching salary is not sufficient, the prices have increased,” said Mohammad Omar, a resident of Lashkargah city. Click here to read more (external link).
FT: As Afghanistan battles economic crisis Islamists increase exports to generate revenue with the help of child labour Dozens of men and boys, covered head to toe in coal dust, stream in and out of the mine shafts bored deep into a mountain in northern Afghanistan… Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Poverty in the country has forced many children in the capital to work instead of going to school. They say they are concerned about not getting an education. Bilal, a fourteen-year-old breadwinner for his family of eight, says he sells water from morning to night on a cart and is upset that he
8am: Child labor figure in Afghanistan, especially in Parwan province, has risen dramatically since the establishment of the Taliban-led government and the emergence of poverty in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: 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. Click here to read more (external link).