According to data, there are about 2 million child labor in Turkey. More than 400,000 of such children that are mostly worked in heavy and dangerous labor work in seasonal agriculture that the International Labour Organization describe as ‘one of the worst states of child labor’.
In all areas that we are active in the scope of our child protection program, we aim at decreasing and removing risks that children might be faced with. With our efforts in this scope, we aim to reach out to refugee children that have to live in unfavorable conditions in seasonal agriculture that is one of the worst states of child labor; that are devoid of basic rights such as education, growing up in a safe and healthy environment, accommodation, development; and that have to migrate from their country due to the Syrian crisis and are faced with violence, neglect, and abuse because of this migration.
“Child labour is defined as a child’s involvement in dangerous activities that may impede a child’s cognitive, social or educational development. In Turkey, the crucial age is defined as 15. Legally, children under 15 cannot be workers.”