June 13

Report: Child Labourers Are The Unseen Victims Of Climate Change

new report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has put a spotlight for the first time on the link between climate change and the scourge of child labour, which affects roughly 160 million children globally with African agriculture at the epicentre.

The report has found that the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events is forcing some children to work at greater intensity and duration. These children engaged in child labour are the unseen victims of climate change.

Photo courtesy of Rod Waddington.


Source: Front Page Africa (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
climate change, human rights