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Lebanon: ILO, Ministry of Labour, and Norwegian Embassy launch support centre for local and refugee child labourers

“ILO seeks to combat street-based child labour through new support centre in Beirut”, 8 September 2017

The…ILO, Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour...and the Norwegian Embassy…inaugurated an ILO-supported centre that will help street-based child labourers in the Ouzai suburb of the capital Beirut. The centre, to be operated by the Lebanese NGO Beyond Association, is technically and financially supported by an ILO project funded by the Norwegian government. The centre will provide a variety of practical support services to local and refugee child labourers involved in street work. Such work includes begging, street-based trade and services, and forms of illicit activities…The centre will provide educational, counselling and other services to child labourers, as well as to children withdrawn from child labour and those at risk of entering child labour. Ouzai is one of the most disadvantaged of Beirut’s suburbs, and is host to large numbers of refugees…

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