AMMAN — The Labour Ministry, since the beginning of 2021, carried out a total of 14,751 field visits to facilities, during which it detected 420 cases of child labour, proceeded with legal action against 67 violators and issued warnings against 219 employers.

Child labour is often the result of difficult economic situations some families face, increasingly since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

According to a study conducted by Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights, a local NGO, child labour is concentrated in restaurants, groceries, construction sites and workshops. Working children receive less than the minimum monthly wage of JD260, in addition to working long hours without compensation.

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