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19 Sep 2017
Reuters reports that "more than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
01 Aug 2016
The Tablet reports that economic hardship experienced by Syrian refugee families living in neighbouring countries is forcing children into arranged marriage and child labour, a report by Caritas Europe has found.
29 Jul 2016
The Telegraph reports that unaccompanied migrant children are being forced into exploitation and child labor (including child sexual exploitation) upon arrival in Europe. Many are informed that they must work to repay 'debts' owed to human...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
10 Jun 2016
On the occasion of the World Day against Child Labour, Tdh releases a new study on child labour among refugees of the Syrian conflict. The study “Because we struggle to survive” sheds light on the problem of child labour, including its worst forms,...
10 May 2016
CBS News reports on the condition of Syrian children who are working in factories in Turkey for very low wages. Hidden cameras have revealed that many garment factories in Turkey are using child labor, many, if not most of whom are from Syria. These...
06 May 2016
The Guardian reports on how many of Syria's children who have fled the conflict in their country, end up working in sweatshops in Turkey. The article contains a video and pictures showing the life of these young boys working in a sweatshop.  One of...
02 Feb 2016
Yahoo News reports that High-street clothes retailers Next and H&M found Syrian refugee children being employed in Turkish factories that supply them, according to a survey by a British charity released on Monday. The report by the Business and...
15 Jan 2016
ABC reports that there are among the 400,000 Syrian children in Turkey who are of school age but are not receiving a formal education. Syrians fleeing to Turkey are allowed to enter the country visa-free under temporary protection visas which...

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