ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With thousands of children being forced into child labour every day, leading child rights activists on Wednesday called for a global social protection fund to stem the loss of a generation to COVID-19.
CHENCHA, Ethiopia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five barefoot young boys were walking to town to look for work when they were apprehended by the police, in a cat-and-mouse battle to stamp out child labour among traditional weavers who produce Ethiopia's famous, white 'shamma' shawls.
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations says child labour is on the rise for the first time in 20 years, with millions more young people at risk of becoming child labourers due to the economic shocks and school closures caused by COVID-19.
ADDIS ABABA, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child
labour has risen for the first time in 20 years, the United
Nations said on Thursday, with one in 10 children in work
worldwide and millions more at risk due to COVID-19.
ADDIS ABABA, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds
of children separated from their parents are at risk of abuse,
exploitation and child labour after fleeing conflict in
Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, aid agencies said on Tuesday.
ADDIS ABABA, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Okello
Aballa Ognum regularly has to walk deep into the jungles of
south-west Ethiopia to treat the water ponds that harbour a
debilitating parasitic disease.
ADDIS ABABA, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From
free school meals to decent work for adults, African officials
are working to bring child labourers who dropped out of school
due to COVID-19 back into the classroom to avoid a lost
generation and meet a pledge to end child labour by 2025.
ADDIS ABABA, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gambia
has eliminated trachoma, one of the leading causes of blindness
worldwide, the government has announced, after almost four
decades of work to counter the disease.
ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As an Ethiopian working as a maid in Dubai, life was far from easy for Yemisrach. But when the coronavirus pandemic struck, forcing her to return home and take up sex work, things got a whole lot worse.
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed groups have recruited nearly 3,000 children in Central African Republic (CAR) since violence flared over a Dec. 27 election result and more are at risk as aid fails to reach many people driven from their homes, aid workers said.