Some Syrian Kids In Lebanon Work More Hours Than Americans
They do it to help their families.
Many of these Syrian refugee kids could be working longer hours than most American workers.
They sought refuge in Lebanon but found child labor instead.
A new report says more than 1 in 4 kids are selling CDs and other items on the street to help support their families.
"I went to work from 8 in the morning and didn't come back until 8 in the evening," Syrian refugee Bilal said.
Nearly two-thirds of kids surveyed say they've experienced violence on the job.
Lebanon does have laws against child labor, but the country has been criticized for not doing enough to prevent kids from being exploited.
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