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Kiln to work in Afghanistan

Kiln to work in Afghanistan
A child lifts bricks as other Afghan labourers work at a brick-making kiln in the countryside outside Herat in western Afghanistan. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Labourers earn very little in a ten hour day at the kiln. The majority of brick-makers are internal refugees displaced from their provinces after insurgencies. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Child labour is common in brick-making facilities. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Parents use their children to assist with easier jobs at the kiln. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
A child lifts bricks as other Afghan labourers work. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Afghan labourers work at a brick-making kiln. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
The work at the kiln is physically demanding. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Child protection agencies have said children work 8-12 hours a day in the kiln. (Getty Images)
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Some youngsters suffer serious injuries like broken bones due to the physical nature of the work.
Kiln to work in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is a signatory to the UN Convention on Children's Rights and other treaties which prohibit child labour. (Getty Images)