According to ILAB, a 1988 government survey of Egypt found that 1.4 million children between the ages of 6 and 14 work in Egypt. It is believed that child labor is used in the production of a small amount of hand-knotted carpets for export. Egypt’s textile, perfume, and leather industries are being investigated by U.S. DOL for child labor.
US Department of Labor awards nearly $20 million to combat exploitive child labor in Bolivia, Egypt and Jordan
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced nearly $20 million in grants awarded to combat exploitive child labor in Bolivia, Egypt and Jordan. The grants will fund projects that provide children with education and training opportunities, and help improve the livelihoods of families so they no longer need to rely on children’s labor. [...]