Imran è nato in Bangladesh e ha 11 anni. Lavora in una fabbrica di Dhaka che fa utensili in metallo e guadagna meno di 5 dollari al giorno.
A giugno si è celebrata la Giornata mondiale contro il lavoro minorile, istituita nel 2002 dall’Organizzazione internazionale del lavoro per evidenziare la difficile situazione dei bambini sfruttati.

Bangladeshi boy Imran, 11, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He earns less than $5 per day. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Imran, 11 anni (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Secondo l’Unicef, il problema è ancora attuale e coinvolge, nei Paesi in via di sviluppo, oltre 150 milioni di bambini di età compresa tra i 5 e i 15 anni. La maggior parte di loro, circa 1 su 4, fa lavori rischiosi per lo sviluppo fisico (nelle miniere cambogiane o congolesi, nelle piantagioni di cacao in Costa d’Avorio oppure a contatto con sostanze nocive per la salute).

Bangladeshi child Ridoy, 7, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He earns less than $5 per day. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Ridoy, 7 anni, guadagna meno di 5 dollar al giorno(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Bangladeshi boy Robin,10, looks towards camera as he works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, June 12, 2016. He earns less than $5 per day. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Robin,10 anni (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Nizam, 11 (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Nizam, 11 (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Alcuni svolgono mansioni pericolose e lesive della dignità umana, come la prostituzione, la tratta, lo spaccio o l’arruolamento come bambino soldato. La maggioranza di loro, secondo Unicef, si trova in Africa sub-sahariana (il 25%), mentre in Asia meridionale il 12% di loro – circa 77mila bambini – svolge lavori potenzialmente pericolosi.Tra i Paesi sfruttatori vi sono Pakistan (l’88% dei bambini che non studiano, lavorano), il Bangladesh (48%), l’India (48%) e lo Sri Lanka (10%). Anche l’Italia non è esente dal problema: secondo Save the children sono 340mila i bambini costretti a lavorare, e 28mila di questi sono coinvolti in attività pericolose.

In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Ridoy, 7, works at a factory that makes metal utensils in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

In this photo taken on Sunday, June 12, 2016, child laborers share a light moment as they work at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

In this Sunday, June 12, 2016, photo, Abdullah, 12, works at a metal factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The World Day Against Child Labor, which was initiated in 2002 by the International Labor Organization to highlight the plight of child laborers, is observed across the world on June 12. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

(AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

Gallery a cura di Monica Di Brigida

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