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Afghanistan Child Labor and Environmental Issues

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Simon Geismar

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Afghanistan's Changing Environment and Child Labor Issues By Simon Geismar and Owen Sullivan Afghanistan's Flag Afghanistan has had a brutal history from it's beginning to the present day. Afghanistan started as a colony to seperate the British Empire in the Middle East and the Russian Empire in Russia and Eastern Europe. In the 1900's it revolted against the British Empire and won freedom. After it's revolution it went through many other revolutions and invasions.
In the late 1900's Russia tried to take over the country. Rebels fought for many years against the Russian Amry. They used the mountains to launch sneak attacks, the same thing they do nowadays in the Afghanistan War. After that the extremist group, The Taliban, invaded the country and took it over. After the 9/11 attacks the USA attacked and kicked out most of the Taliban at the expense of a lot of soldiers. Child labor in Afghanistan is a very important issue to many different familys, ordinary people, and to organizations around the world such as UNICEF, and the International Labor Organization (ILO). These two organizations are rated the best, and most efficient companies in the world for trying to put child labor at a stand still. They help create a different life for children by diminishing child labor with their techniques of gaining trust with the children and build bonds with them. UNICEF states that over 60 million children worldwide are in labor at this moment, and that half of them are working full time. UNICEF is an organization of the UN created in 1946 that help governers to advance the education and health of children and their families. The International Labor Organization or ILO, this organization describes the issues and technical matters that create parts of the ILO's mandate, and it comments on different organizations real methods of work. It states that for every victim of trafficking forced to go into prostitution, approximatley nine others areforced into all different kinds of work such as sweatshops, factories, boats, and agriculture. n Afghanistan for years thousands of bombs have been dropped on Afghanistan's deteriorating environment. Since the US's involvement in Afghanistan in 2001 thousands of bombs and Millions of bullets have been fired. At the beginning of the war many Taliban troops and other insurgents fled into the mountains to escape large scale battles. It was too dangerous and costly to send in American troops into the mountains. So to avoid that the US started dropping bombs on the mountains to flush out the insurgents. In doing this they destroyed a lot of the environment and killed man of the animals in it. in the US invasion many people were displaced because there towns were destroyed or taken over. These people formed refugee camps that were horrible for the environment. These camps cleared out whole forests for firewood and displaced many endangered animals including the snow leopard. the other problem in these camps is that none of the sewage can be taken care of correctly and it leaks into the environment and destroys it. Afghanistan has a very interesting and important environment that contributes to the damage war has done. Napalm In Vietnam The History of Wars Effecting Environments
By Simon Geismar Trenches During and After World War I During After The Twin Towers Disaster In the Vietnam War millions of pounds of nampalm was dropped in Vietnam. Napalm was a new kind of weapong that could unleash a massive fireball over a large area. This helped clear out many Vietcong snipers and guerillas, but there was a drastic side effect. Because of the amount of napalm dropped in Vietnam destroying 12 million acres of forests. In World War I Many Trenches Were dug to defend form machine gun and rifle fire. They would be abandoned and not destroyed. Early child labor was not a problem that was takin into account as much as it is today. The pay that the children got on the fabric mills was 48 cents for 12 hours of working.In 1909, a widowed woman from Georgia had five of her nine children working in fabric mills and earned a pay of $9 a week. Today that’s about $166 a week in modern time. People made children work because they thought that it helped them develop strong work ethic, but now we know that is not true, what is does is it scars them for life, both mentally and physically. After World War II the millions of trenches throughout Europe nerver healed and became part of the European Landscape. Many experts say that if the trecnhes were never dug the landscape would be dramatically different. The History of Child Labor In the Twin Towers bombing chemcials and millions of tons of ash poured all over New York City causing lung diseases that are still being treated to this day. The chemicals released from the burning buildings also caused diseases and effected a lot of New Yorks environment. How War Has
Affected Aghanistan's Environemnt
By Simon Geismar Child labor has been effecting children since the 1800's when they were working in coal mines, fabric mills, and all different types of agriculture work. They have been neglected by their bosses, almost all their families have been wounded emotionally and financially during this process, but most of all, it's a childs access to their rights. The pay that the children got on the fabric mills was 48 cents for 12 hours of working.In 1909, a widowed woman from Georgia had five of the nine children she had working at fabric mills and earned a pay of 9$ a week. Today that’s about 166$ a week in modern time. People made children work because they thought that it helped them develop strong work ethic. Nigeria Today In Afghanistan
Bombs with the same
Deadly effect are dropped
on Aghanistan's roads and
mountains destroying the
environment around it. Many Snow Leoprds are killed every
year for their valuable pelts. Only around 100
still reside in Afghanistan. Snow leopards used to thrive in Afghanistan
but because of the war the snow leopard's
habitat has been destroyed and they are being
killedc by refugees who the need the valuable
pelts to make enough money to leave the country These refugee camps have started because of the war
forcing people to move out of their villages because they were either destroyed or taken over. The camps are overcrowded and diseases are not kept in check. A lot of the environment and habitats of species are taken over or destroyed and the waste from the camps is not taken care of and can destroy more environment. China India Pakistan What Is Being
Done? Child Labor in
Afghanisatan The Wildlife Conservation Society is One
of the Two Main Orginizations doing
Something about the Damage Being Done
in Afghanistan. They Have Gone in and
Supported Many Smaller Governments
do Something About the Environmental
Problems. They Have Even Built the First
National Park in Afghanistan. Child labor in Afghanistan is UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) has
donated 5 million dollars to Afghanistan and to help
it rebuild it's environment. It's not much, but every little thing counts. Child labor in Afganistan is an issue that is killing childrens Child labor in Afghanistan is an issue that has diminished millions of children's innocence and well-being by forcing them to work not only in factories, but in civilizations where they must work with bricks and concrete, use shovels to dig out sand and rocks from the ground to make bricks, and even use every part of their body just to move over one hundred pounds of dirt, bricks, sand, and rocks on their head from one place to another. Child Labor Organizations International Labor Organization
(ILO) The International Labor Organization (ILO) is an organization that is working non-stop at trying to ceil the cracks of heartbreak, and pain that children feel everyday. The ILO says that their mission is "To promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues." As in enforce childrens rights, create and/or find better and more efficient jobs for children in the future, and progress a child's social issues, education, and their work issues so that they can live a better life. The International Labor Organization (ILO) is an organization that is working non-stop at trying to ceil the cracks of heartbreak, and pain that children feel everyday. The ILO says that their mission is "To promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues." As in enforce childrens rights, create and/or find better and more efficient jobs for children in the future, and progress a child's social issues, education, and their work issues so that they can live a better life. Unicef Unicef is an organization that not only has an effect on childrens lives by creating new ones and new futures for them, but it structures a life for them that gives them the amazing oppurtunity to change their life. Unicef has raised over one million US dollars for children all over the world in laboring situations that words cannot explain.
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