COVID-19 crisis could result in an increase in child labour

Children need to be protected from child labour more than ever due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said during a virtual interactive panel discussion held in Hanoi last week. 

The COVID-19 pandemic left negative impacts on national socio-economic development and families’ lives with an economic slowdown, increased unemployment, increased stress or domestic violence during social distancing and increasing risks of online child abuse while children spend more time on online learning.

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