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"Research found no evidence of specific programs targeting children engaged in street work, commercial sexual exploitation, or brickmaking, as well as children involved in armed conflict."

Riech, Egan. "Iraq." Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor -. U.S. Department of Labor, 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

The Iraqi Education Law requires that children remain in school for at least six years, meaning from age 12 to 15 they do not have to be in school, but also may not work. However, it was found that many children still work at this age.

Riech, Egan. "Iraq." Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor -. U.S. Department of Labor, 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"In addition, Iraqi law does not provide for circumstances in which children ages 13-15 may engage in light work.(38) The ILO CEACR has requested that the Government regulate the employment of children 13-15 in light work, noting the significant percentage of children that age working already."

Riech, Egan. "Iraq." Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor -. U.S. Department of Labor, 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

One reason why many children start working at a young age is because parents want their children to get experienced to working at a young age, instead of getting an education at school.

Aly, Heba. "Focus on Child Labour." IRIN. IRIN, 08 May 2005. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

" 'Children work in hazardous environments and there is no law to protect them. Sometimes the child dies in hospital due to the injuries. Last week we had a case where a child's entire body was burned after a gas cooking cylinder exploded in a kitchen at a local restaurant,' al-Yassin explained."

Aly, Heba. "Focus on Child Labour." IRIN. IRIN, 08 May 2005. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

The main reason for child labour in Iraq is poverty. Nearly 25 percent of the country’s population lives below the poverty line, according to the interim government

Aly, Heba. "Focus on Child Labour." IRIN. IRIN, 08 May 2005. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"The trade of children is a well-known phenomenon in Iraq and particularly in the region of Kurdistan. It is a problem which affects particularly young girls, who are sold to become servants or to feed prostitution networks."

Busuttil, Fanny, and Audrey Ramal. "Realizing Children's Rights in Iraq."Children of Iraq. Humanium, 2013. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

Child labor can lead to selling drugs on the street and being a part of prostitution, which is legal in Iraq.

Busuttil, Fanny, and Audrey Ramal. "Realizing Children's Rights in Iraq."Children of Iraq. Humanium, 2013. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

"Large numbers of children are still being recruited by armed groups and particularly by terrorist networks. They are often exploited in the name of surveillance, espionage or taking part in and perpetrating attacks against armed forces and civilians."

Busuttil, Fanny, and Audrey Ramal. "Realizing Children's Rights in Iraq."Children of Iraq. Humanium, 2013. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

" Most Iraqi working children ages six to fourteen toil at home or in agricultural activities for their families. The work often is detrimental to their physical and psychological development, according to the UNICEF-Iraqi government report."

Palmer,James. "Iraqi Children Join Labor Force." World & I 21.6(2006):32. MasterFile Elite. Web.16 March. 2016

"The consequences of Iraq's child-labor crisis are evident across society. A separate survey in 2004 by UNICEF and Iraq's Education Ministry put the number of children not enrolled in secondary school at two million, nearly half those of high school age. In comparison, about ninety-six percent of Americans that age are enrolled in high schools."

Palmer,James. "Iraqi Children Join Labor Force." World & I 21.6(2006):32. MasterFile Elite. Web.16 March. 2016

"Abbas Abdul Hussein, twelve, quit school in 2003 to help support his parents and five sisters. He says he earns $20 per month collecting cans to resell as scrap in Sadr City, a Shi'ite neighborhood where garbage left in gutters festers in the relentless afternoon sun."

Palmer,James. "Iraqi Children Join Labor Force." World & I 21.6(2006):32. MasterFile Elite. Web.16 March. 2016

Children who lack birth certificates, passports or national identification cards are products of a time when al-Qaida in Iraq controlled large swaths of the country following the U.S.-led invasion, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Iraqi children lack birth certificates." World Geography and Culture Online. Facts On File, Inc. 21 Sept. 2010. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

Legal experts say there may be thousands of Iraqi children who can't go to school or hold a government job because their births weren't recorded.

Iraqi children lack birth certificates." World Geography and Culture Online. Facts On File, Inc. 21 Sept. 2010. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

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Iraqi children lack birth certificates." World Geography and Culture Online. Facts On File, Inc. 21 Sept. 2010. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.