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).
Tolo News: Conflicts and poverty are two severe problems facing nearly four million children in Afghanistan while 1.2 million children are associated with child labor and 3.7 are deprived of schooling due to conflicts, according to data by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan | November 26, 2018: Twelve-year-old Ada from the Afghan capital, Kabul, polishes shoes to support her siblings and her parents who cannot work because of poor health. She is one of an estimated 1.9 million child laborers in Afghanistan.
Foreign Policy: The unceasing conflict in Afghanistan has destroyed the institutions meant to protect children. “Nearly half of the children aged between 7 and 17 years old — 3.7 million — in Afghanistan are missing out on school,” according to the Afghan Central Statistics Organization’s figures in a UNICEF report published this month. Approximately 2.1 million
Associated Press: On a mountain pass outside Afghanistan’s capital, trucks barreling down the highway slow down when 11-year-old Sedaqat waves his homemade sign to warn of a hairpin turn. He spends the entire day out in the bitter cold, working as a volunteer traffic warden on a treacherous bend in the road and accepting tips from
Tolo News: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said that there are serious concerns about the lives of between 300,000 and 500,000 Afghan children employed as laborers or work on the streets. The AIHRC stated that the issue of child labor affects hundreds of thousands of children who are deprived of a formal education.
VOA News Ayesha Tanzeem July 14, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Thousands of Afghan children work under hazardous conditions that can cause illness, injury, or even death, according a report released Thursday by Human Rights Watch. Titled, “They Bear All the Pain: Hazardous Child Labor in Afghanistan”, the report says at least a quarter of Afghanistan’s children between the
VOA News Zabihullah Ghazi May 5, 2016 NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN—With war still raging in Afghanistan, the country also faces the problem of child labor as families put their school-age children to work to help make ends meet. VOA encountered two families whose children toiled away at a brick-making factory. One family had been working to pay
Kids in coal mines and children labor in Afghanistan – video by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. They are kids whose faces are blackened by coal dust. Child labor is illegal in Afghanistan, but in the Nahrin district of northern Baghlan Province, children are performing dangerous and backbreaking work as coal miners. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan, Mustafa