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Child Labour in Syria

Audio slideshow by Hanadi Zahlout, produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009.
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Thousands of Syrian children are forced to work because of poverty and the high cost of living. Some fear this leaves deep psychological scars but there are hopes that a new draft law will protect children from being abused.


One of them is Houzayfa, aged 12, who sells knick-knacks on the streets of Damascus every evening after school to support his family. Psychiatrist Dr. Mohamad al-Dandal, says in this IWPR video report that play is important for children’s mental development and well-being.


More information about the IWPR Syria multimedia project: A Window on Syria







This multimedia piece was produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Beirut, October 2009.


Trainer: Don Duncan


Editor: Raed Rafei


Project manager: Susanne Fischer