Because We Struggle to Survive: Child labour among refugees of the Syrian conflict (Child labour report 2016)

This study provides pertinent first-hand information on the reality facing Syrian children who are working either in their homeland, the neighbouring countries or elsewhere in Europe. Although children escape the war, they are still not out of harm’s way. This study reports on a strong increase in the economic exploitation of these children in agriculture, on the streets, in factories and in tents and other confined spaces which have now become their new homes. A large number of them – primarily boys – are also being recruited to fight in terrorist organisations.

Through this report, Terre des Hommes is appealing to all the states to which the refugee children, regardless of their legal status, are turning to find refuge and reminding them of their duties towards all children, dutites which are enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and which they have already ratified. 

Published 2019-01-02