Friday, June 13, 2014

Watoto wa Sysria wauza mkaa Lebanon

Anas Ezza carries a sack of charcoal to a customer’s car in Bebnine. “I work and work andIN 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.
Sultan surrounded by sacks of charcoal. He takes work where he can find it; sometimes he From left to right, Sultan, aged 11, Abdullah and Anas Ezza weigh and pack charcoal into Anas Ezza (left) and Abdullah, 15, use a makeshift sieve to remove the dust and small lumTalal Louai, packs charcoal into 2kg bags. In his home town of Homs, Talal was top of hisAnas Ezza checks his face in the mirror after finishing a day’s work at the charcoal shopAnas Ezza washes his face after finishing work at the charcoal shop in Bebnine. Like his Abdullah, 15, takes a break at the charcoal shop where he works in Bebnine, Lebanon. AbduCo-workers Sultan, 11, Talal Louai, 11, Mustafa, 15, Anas Ezza, 12, and Abdullah, 15,

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