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The Iraqi children abandoning school for work

With the consent of their parents, more and more children in Iraq are abandoning school to start work, while many others take jobs during their school holidays.

Although there are no official statistics for child labour in Iraq, officials insist it is a phenomenon that requires attention.

Ghada Nassef reports.

  • 15 Aug 2011