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Child labor in agriculture increased by 50%

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AMMAN — This year, the Labor Directorate of Mafraq Governorate arrested 30 children working in the agricultural sector, in violation of the provisions of the law, confirming that the rate of child labor in the agricultural sector has increased by 50 percent in 2022, according to a local news outlet.اضافة اعلان

These children are striving to overcome the life difficulties, and the economic and social reality forces them to work, giving up on their childhood dreams and their right to learn and play, the outlet said.

Under the weight of Syrian refugees and the expansion of pockets of poverty in the northern Badia, child labor has grown by 50 percent over last year, associations and organizations that combat child labor are reporting.

Despite the efforts of non-governmental organizations and the Directorate of Labor, parents often push their children to work and contribute to supporting the family. There is need to find a radical treatment to this complex problem in which poverty and unemployment, overlap the organization of the labor market and the societal culture.


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