Afghanistan: Debt bondage ensnares entire families

by IRIN News

KABUL, 16 May 2012 (IRIN) – Bonded labour in Afghanistan’s brick kilns is one of the most common forms of hazardous labour in the country. More than half of the brick kiln workers surveyed in a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) were children, with most under 14. Few are getting any education to allow them to develop skills needed to break out of work in the kilns.