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El Niño-Induced Drought Leading To Increases In Child Marriage, Labor In Southern Africa, Report Says

Reuters: El Niño driving child marriage and labor across Southern Africa — agencies
“Tens of thousands of children across Southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labor because of drought and hunger caused by the El Niño weather pattern, charities said on Wednesday. … Increased numbers of children are trading sex and doing domestic work to survive across nine countries, a report by World Vision, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Plan International said…” (Migiro, 7/20).

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