Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Egypt

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Egypt
2020 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2020, Egypt made moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government announced $50 million in additional funding to support the Takaful and Karama program, which allowed the provision of cash assistance to 309,748 new families to support school attendance for their children. On November 10, 2020, the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons launched the second phase of its "Together Against Human Trafficking" awareness campaign in partnership with the International Organization for Migration. The campaign included a public service announcement featuring prominent Egyptian celebrities that was broadcast on television and displayed on billboards and buses. Additionally, the Ministry of Manpower approved a new action plan for implementing the Accelerating Action for the Elimination of Child Labor in Supply Chains in Africa program. However, children in Egypt are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including in commercial sexual exploitation, sometimes as a result of human trafficking, and in quarrying limestone. The government did not publish data on the enforcement of child labor laws, and programs to combat child labor are insufficient to adequately address the extent of the problem.

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