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    Child labour in Bangladesh under threat 16 Apr 2008

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    Al Jazeera English

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    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.