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Afghan Kids Put To Work Sorting Garbage in Tehran Despite Child Labor Ban

Iranian officials say around 4,600 children collect recyclable garbage on the streets of Tehran to sell and that the numbers are growing. It’s estimated that 95 percent are foreigners and most of them are young Afghans. Many other children work at markets or cleaning cars in the Iranian capital. Officials say they are being exploited for profit, citing an Iranian law banning child labor under the age of 15.

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