Sunday, 9 March 2008

Young workers

The BBC's Mike Sergeant reports on young workers in Tripoli:

Stroll down some of the inner city streets in Tripoli and you can see young boys sawing, painting, hammering and welding.

Mahmoud, 14, lives in a world of machines, tools and dirt and spends his days cutting wood and making furniture. He puts in 12-hour shifts for couple of dollars a day.

Most of the children work unsupervised. Some wield potentially lethal tools and machines with no protective clothing at all.

"Yes it's dangerous," says Mohammed, 12, who breaks up car parts for a living, "If I don't do it properly I can easily get injured."


blackstone said...

I mentioned this post on my Carnival of Socialism blog post!

Lebanese socialist said...

Thanks Blackstone