A Breadwinner’s Feet

UNICEF says more than 30% of children of elementary-school age are working on the streets in Afghanistan and are often their family’s sole breadwinners. That means that millions of children are not going to school. Child labor in Afghanistan is also rampant, with many impoverished families selling their kids into forced labor, sexual exploitation, and early marriage. UN says a total of 1,396 children were killed or maimed (486 killed & 910 maimed) in 2010. This is a 35% rise compared to 2009, mainly owing to an increase in indiscriminate methods of warfare and asymmetric attacks by armed groups. Click Image to Enlarge.