Help Refugee Children Escape Dangerous Labor

Target: Jülide Sarıeroğlu, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Turkey

Goal: End dangerous child labor practices for refugee children and help them acquire an education.

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are suffering under brutal child labor in order to support their families. They’re being denied an education and instead forced to work in sweatshops, mills, and fields for little pay.

Child labor in Turkey is outlawed. Anyone under 15 is not allowed to work. However, this hasn’t stopped businesses from taking advantage of young Syrian children who are desperate to aid their families. An estimated 300,000 Syrian children in Turkey are without an education due to work or other conditions.

In settling refugees, Turkey has a duty to also help these refugees survive with food, shelter, and an education. Sign the petition to demand that Turkey help refugee children escape dangerous labor and allow them to acquire the education they deserve.


Dear Minister Sarıeroğlu,

More than 300,000 refugee children are forced to work illegally in factories and fields in order to financially support their families. Although child labor is illegal in Turkey, this has not stopped companies from taking advantage of the children they know are in desperate need.

The government has a duty to protect those it has vowed to shelter and support. Education is a huge part of this. I demand that you help refugee children escape dangerous and illegal labor and make it possible for them to have an education, without allowing their families to suffer due to lack of funds.


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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    not all refugees are criminals

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