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Increase in Number of Iranian Labor Children Officially Confirmed

Increase in Number of Iranian Labor Children Officially Confirmed

By Shamsi Saadati

The newest report of the Statistics and Strategic Information Center of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Labor shows that the number of labor children in Iran has increased.

The newest report of Statistics and Strategic Information Center of the Ministry of Labor indicates the existence of 499,000 labor children, 1.4% of them working in dangerous jobs.

The report’s data concerns March 2015-March 2017 but it has been published recently; and based on that the number of labor children, compared to the previous year, the number of labor children has increased by 11.5% and by 10.2% compared to the year before.

This report also shows that the labor children are aged 5-17 and are working in dangerous jobs.

Before the report’s publication, a Social Welfare Organization authority announced that nearly 8,500 labor children and street children were identified in the first half of the year 2018 in Iran.
Nahid Tajeddin, member of the Majlis Social Committee, has previously said that based on these statistics, the number of labor children in Iran is between three to seven million.