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Ghana: 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. The Ghanaian government should increase cash assistance to families to prevent further increases in poverty and child labor. (Accra) – The unprecedented economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, together with global school closures and inadequate government assistance, is pushing children into exploitative and dangerous…


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