Syrian Refugee Child Labor - for UNICEF Iraq

For UNICEF Iraq's story on children Syrian refugees working in Iraqi Kurdistan to help support their families. 

"Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area on the outskirts of Erbil. Instead of studying, he spends his days changing oil and fixing axles. “I miss my school in Syria,” he says. “I miss my pens and books and I’d like to have them back.”

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