Child Labor January 2016


Miraj, 11, seen working at a tannery without any safety equipment on August 18, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dhaka's Hazaribagh area, widely known for its tannery industry, produces 15 million sq. ft. of leather every year. Listed as one of the 10 most polluted places on earth, the area houses 270 registered tanneries with about 20,000 people working there. The tanneries collectively dump 22,000 cubic liters of toxic waste, including cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, into the Buriganga, Dhaka's main river and a key water supply on a daily basis. Inside the tanneries, many workers handle hide without any safety, often at risk by acidic water or similar chemicals which induce burns. Children employed as daily wagers in tanneries earn about USD 40 per month for this work. (Photo by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Barcroft Media)



A coffee picker carries sacks of coffee cherries at a plantation in the Nogales farm in Jinotega,Nicaragua January 7, 2016. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)



Children look for recyclable plastic in a canal in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 17, 2016. (Photo by Khuram Parvez/Reuters)



A boy looks for recyclable waste at a rubbish dump outside Yangon January 7, 2016. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)



A child labourer works at a brick kiln outside Yangon January 7, 2016. (Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)



A boy collects dry leaves to be used for cooking fuel and heating during winter at a field in Charsadda near Peshawar, Pakistan, December 22, 2015. (Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)



Employees work inside a garment factory in the besieged town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria, December 21, 2015. (Photo by Bassam Khabieh/Reuters)



A boy sleeps while selling firewood along a street on the outskirts of the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria December 21, 2015. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)



A Filipino girl collects useful materials next to a dike at an on-going flood control project in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, December 12, 2015. (Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA)





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