Rights Group: Afghan Government Fails to Protect Children

July 14, 2016 7:53 AM

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An international rights group says a quarter of all Afghan children work for a living yet the government fails to protect them from injury, death or exploitation.

Human Rights Watch says children in Afghanistan work long hours for little or no pay, in labor-intensive industries, including carpet-weaving, brick-making, mining, metal work and farming. The findings came in a new HRW report on child labor in the war-ravaged country, released on Thursday.

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