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    Child labour in Bangladesh under threat 16 Apr 2008

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Children in the world's poorest countries are extremely vulnerable to the effects of increasing global poverty. Disease and hunger take a heavy toll. Many who do manage to survive are robbed of their childhoods and forced to work, often in terrible conditions. The United Nations estimates that one-sixth of all the world's children go to work. Tony Birtley reports from Bangladesh.