Child Labour

What is Child Labour?

Child labour is work that harms children or keeps them from attending school. Around the world growing gaps between rich and poor in recent decades have forced millions of young children out of school and into work. It is estimated that 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently work under conditions that are considered illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative. It is usually because they and their families are extremely poor. Large numbers of children work in commercial agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, mining, and domestic service.

What can you do to prevent Child Labour?

Deprived of an education, many work every day to help their family survive – they are trapped in a life

Children like Saima have already lost so many years. Make a donation today and help UNICEF to act, before their childhoods are gone forever.

$ 40

$40 can provide one working child, like Saima, with flexible education to give them the chance for a better future.

$ 60

$60 can provide food and medical treatment to children recovering in a transit centre

$ 100

$100 can provide training for one police officer or social worker on child protection to help children escape child labour

of child labour.