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1. Eritrea

In Eritrea, the government holds programs under which children in grades 9 to 11 are asked to offer their labor in various fields like agriculture and public services. Children are also often forced to participate in compulsory military training programs. Though laws are there against the employment of children as labor, the implementation of the laws are weak and many children are often dragged into forced labor where they are heavily exploited. Commercial sexual exploitation of children also takes place in the country.

10 countries where child labor is brutal

Maplecroft’s Child Labor Index has pinpointed these countries as being the worst of the worst, with children being forced into backbreaking labor, war, and sex trades.

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