High poverty rate among Palestine refugees in Lebanon exacerbates child labour

High poverty rates among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have exacerbated the child labour phenomenon, the Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Witness) said.

Child labour deprives children of their basic rights, and makes them vulnerable to exploitation by employers.

Witness Director Mahmoud Al-Hanafi called on to provide social assistance to vulnerable families so they do not resort to child labour and to grant Palestinian refugees the right to work, which would help reduce child labour.