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OCHA Reports 19% of Afghan Children in Child Labor, Urges Action

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor said that 19% of children are engaged in child labour in Afghanistan. 

OCHA in its report called the number a grave concern for the future of Afghan children, emphasizing joint work to ensure the learning opportunity and a safe environment for them.

OCHA said: “In Afghanistan, 19% of children are engaged in child labour. This is a grave concern for their well-being and future. We must work together to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment.”

According to OCHA, worldwide, 160 million children are engaged in child labor, which is almost one in ten children.

On this day, child laborers also asked the Islamic Emirate to support their families in addition to providing suitable job opportunities.

Earlier, Save the Children also reported that child labor in Afghanistan has increased by 38% compared to last year.

OCHA Reports 19% of Afghan Children in Child Labor, Urges Action

According to OCHA, worldwide, 160 million children are engaged in child labor, which is almost one in ten children.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor said that 19% of children are engaged in child labour in Afghanistan. 

OCHA in its report called the number a grave concern for the future of Afghan children, emphasizing joint work to ensure the learning opportunity and a safe environment for them.

OCHA said: “In Afghanistan, 19% of children are engaged in child labour. This is a grave concern for their well-being and future. We must work together to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment.”

According to OCHA, worldwide, 160 million children are engaged in child labor, which is almost one in ten children.

On this day, child laborers also asked the Islamic Emirate to support their families in addition to providing suitable job opportunities.

Earlier, Save the Children also reported that child labor in Afghanistan has increased by 38% compared to last year.

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