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Globally, an estimated 160 million children toil in child labor. That’s nearly 1 in 10 children. Accountability is key to ending this abusive practice; yet, special consideration is needed to avoid retraumatizing victims and ensure they receive the services and support they need to return to their families, school, and safety.

On September 26, we released our annual flagship report on international child labor reporting on the scope and nature of child labor in 131 countries and territories.

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