HÀ NỘI – More frequent and severe natural disasters in Việt Nam due to climate change can push children into child labour if proper preventive measures are not taken, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned.
“As disasters destroy livelihoods and worsen households’ economic conditions, children may find themselves with no choice but to give up school and to work for their and their families’ survival,” said ILO Việt Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee.
À l'échelle mondiale, plus de 1,5 milliard de personnes vivent dans des pays touchés par les conflits, la violence ou qui se trouvent en situation de fragilité. Environ 200 millions de personnes sont aussi touchées chaque année par des catastrophes naturelles. Un tiers d'entre elles sont des enfants. Une proportion importante des 168 millions d'enfants victimes du travail des enfants vivent dans des zones touchées par les conflits et les catastrophes.
This Guide provides operational and detailed guidance to design and implement the economic component of reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed forces and groups and other conflict-affected children.
The Guide contains three parts and ten modules:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Conceptual Framework of the “How-to” Guide
Part 3: Modules on sectoral aspects of economic reintegration of children formerly associated with armed forces and groups:
Module 1: Identification of the target group
Child Labour in Emergencies: Introducing the New Interagency Toolkit
The Toolkit, produced by the Child Labour Task Force, co-chaired by Plan International and the ILO, was launched in November 2016 during the Annual Meeting of the Alliance in Geneva.
“Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.
Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, 2017 , we are emphasizing the plight of children caught up in conflicts and disasters, and who are at particular risk of child labour.