Almost one in 10 children having to work due to global cost-of-living crisis – BBC News

Around the world, the UN says that almost 1 in 10 children are having to work as a result of economic hardship – and in poorer countries the figure is nearer one in five.

Child labour, according to Unicef, has devastating and sometimes deadly consequences.

One country where it’s on the rise is Lebanon, which has been through multiple crises in the past few years – from an economic meltdown to COVID and then the huge blast in Beirut in 2020.

In the 2nd part of our series on how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting children, Caroline Hawley has travelled from the north to the south of Lebanon.

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