Poverty and luck of sustainable jobs in Afghanistan distracted child protection mechanism and driven children to be seen as profit machine for their parents. Child labor, early marriages, force marriages, child abuse, child trafficking and hard working on the streets are the un-wanted examples of child right violation and luck of protection mechanism for children in Afghanistan, specifically in Farah Province. Evidence shows that the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently full-on development collapse on top of the humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan worsen the situation for children and has likely led to an increase in children developing new mental problems.
Based on Farah DoRR last year’s survey estimated that more than 800 returnees families have settled in Muhajerabad refugees camp, located in the east part of Farah city, and more than 2,300 IDP families in the 4th area and Bashir Abad Village of Farah Center where situated in the west part of Farah city. Children in these camps are miss-used by their parents and treated to work on the streets. As soon as they turn to 6 years old, they were seen as profit machine on the streets to earn money through shoes polishing, car washing, begging and sometimes committed thieving.
Therefore, that Center for Child Protection is focusing on providing inclusive protection mechanism, sustainable WASH facilities and equal educational opportunities for all children.