The number of children who have to work has increased for the first time in 20 years. This is what UNICEF said. In 2020, 160 million children will have to work. This is at least 8 million more children than four years ago. Especially in Africa there are more child labor.
Half of the children who have to work are engaged in unsafe work. Such as underground or using dangerous machinery.
These figures come from before the corona crisis. UNICEF predicts that more children will have to work due to the new crown epidemic. Therefore, the organization stated that it is very important to take measures in this regard. For example, provide more funding for schools and systems that protect children.