Watchdog warns coronavirus may make children vulnerable to forced labour, underage marriage


Photo: File THE HAGUE: A rights watchdog on Tuesday warned that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will make children more vulnerable to forced labour and underage marriage, adding that it lead to a “disastrous” impact on children’s rights worldwide. The economic shock from lockdowns would also leave governments short of money for children’s health and education, Dutch NGO KidsRights said as it launched its annual survey.