DATA & STATISTICS OF CHILD LABOR

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STATISTICS ON CHILD LABOR IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: BOYS & GIRLS: 7-14
Boys ƒ 16.8 percent work as laborers and do not attend school ƒ 21.1 percent work and go to school Girls ƒ 19.0 percent work as laborers and do not attend school ƒ 19.2 percent work and go to school

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN CHILD LABOR
ƒ Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest share of child laborers worldwide ƒ Young boys whose ages range from 12 to 16 have been sold into slave labor and are forced to work in cocoa farms in order to harvest beans. ƒ Sub-Saharan Africa contains 67 percent of the world¶s HIV population. ƒ Africa contains 25 of the world¶s poorest countries because of the health care crisis, corrupt government, and increasing debt. ƒ The highest proportion of child laborers is in subSaharan Africa, where 26 percent of children (49 million) are involved in work.

CHILD LABOR CONDITIONS
ƒ Children ages 12 to 16 have been sold into slave labor and are forced to work on cocoa farms ƒ ³Every year, 22,000 children die from accidents related to their work´ ± who? ƒ Children face ³mental and emotional harm´ by their employers and are ³forced to work long, hard hours or experience things that no person should.´ ƒ Nigeria has about twelve million working children, and out of that twelve million, about 40 percent are susceptible to trafficking for different reasons.

CHILD LABOR IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA BOYS AND GIRLS, AGED 7-14

25 20 15 10 5 0 Working Only Go to School & Work Boys Girls Girls Boys

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