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  • Myanmar’s Child Laborers

    Child LaborFrom Kay Lie, for DVB Multimedia, an investigation of child labor in Myanmar (Burma). Lie and his Myanmar (Burmese) documentary crew found children as young as 9 pot-trap fishing, working in tea shops, motorbike shops, and factories – even carrying stones on construction sites – rather than going to school. It’s against the law, but commonplace. Many parents who are poor or too sick to make a living send their children to work so the family can survive. New laws are in the making, but serious implementation of these laws is uncertain.

    [Reporting sponsored by The Green Park Foundation and The Reva and David Logan Foundation.]

    Photo credit: (c) 2016 DVB Multimedia Group (Yangon)

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