Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Cameroon

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Cameroon
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Cameroon made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government more than doubled the number of labor inspectors, and removed more than 300 children from situations of exploitation and provided them with social services. It also hired more than 3,000 teachers and expanded the scope of a school feeding program which aims to benefit 81,500 children in the Adamawa, East, North, and Northwest regions. However, children in Cameroon engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also perform dangerous tasks in cocoa production. The government has not acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. In addition, it has not prohibited the use of children in illicit activities, including in the production and trafficking of drugs.

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