Source: Al-Monitor Date: 7 May, 2021

Pandemic leads to increase in child labor in Iraq

Young girls sell narcissus at the traffic lights. Boys push carts with fruit or ice blocks, serve tea, help unload trucks and run errands for shopkeepers. Child labor is already part of daily life in Iraq, but since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, a record number of children have entered the workplace.

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