IN A small town in northern Lebanon young Syrian refugees are forced into child labour to support their families.
In a series of photos for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, photographer Andrew McConnell documented one group of boys as they did their daily work.
Aged between 11 and 15, the boys work hard for eight hours a day for a charcoal seller in Bebnine.
They earn a measly wage of 70 cents an hour carrying, packing and weighing bags of charcoal.
Forced into the labour to support their displaced families, the children give up school and the hope of a bright future to work in the dark, dirty industry.news.com