In Afghanistan, coal mining relies on the labor of children

REACH’s whole of Afghanistan 2022 presentation was cited in an NPR article on child labour in Afghanistan.

While it’s unclear how many children currently work in Afghanistan’s mining industry, what is known is that child labor overall has grown significantly in the last year. A survey of more than 10,000 households by a coalition of aid organizations found that the number of Afghan families with male heads of household reporting at least one child working jumped from 13% in 2021 to 21% in 2022. For families with female heads of household, those figures increased from 19% in 2021 to 29% in 2022.

31 December, 2022