Flora & Fauna
Children as young as 7 working in Samoa, report claims
11-03-2017 - RNZI.
Children as young as 7 are working on the streets of Samoa's capital, according to the International Labour Organisation.
Its study found children are working on the streets of Apia for long hours as vendors, selling food, juice, razor blades, leis and lavalavas, or sweeping market floors.
It also raised concerns that some children were involved in the worst forms of labour including begging and selling drugs, and said they were at risk of sexual exploitation.