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Covid-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labor

By Human Rights Watch
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The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing children into exploitative and dangerous child labor. Many children feel they have no choice but to work to help their families survive, but a rise in child labor is not an inevitable consequence of the pandemic. Governments and donors should prioritize cash allowances to enable families to maintain an adequate standard of living without resorting to child labor. (New York) – The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with school closures and inadequate government assistance, is pushing children into…


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