Iran: Number of working children increased 120 per cent

The number of working children in the streets of Isfahan has increased 120 percent, said the social deputy for the Welfare Organization in Isfahan.
Marzieh Farshad revealed, “In 2015, the number of working children included 128 boys and 28 girls. This number increased last year to 305 boys and 44 girls.” She reiterated that the rise in the number of working girls has provoked greater concern.
On the reasons for such a development, Farshad said, “There are many reasons for children who work, among them are cultural poverty (!), financial poverty of the family, and in some instances illness of the parents that force the children to work (to earn a living).” (The state-run Tasnim news agency – June 9, 2017)

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