CHILD REFUSE - Landfill in Nicaragua

by Paolo Marchetti

Throughout the world 215 million working children age 5 to 17 years old. Of these, 115 millions are involved in the worst forms of child labor.
Many suffer harassment, physical violence, psychological and sexual abuse inflicted by "employers". The problem is global. For 2011, the ILO (International Labor Organization) focused on the most dangerous forms of work, those that would seriously damage the health, safety or the psyche of children. The international community is committed to eliminating this type of threat to child health and sagety by 2016 (Global Conference on Child Labour Hague - 2010) by strengthening  education and health service, by enhancing protections for at-risk children and using strategies to promote vocational training of young people.

 
The Chureca landfill. Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011
The Chureca landfill. Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011
Rigoberto Ernandez, 11 years old at the Chureca landfill in Managua. He started to work in the landfill 3 years ago with his mother and his sister. May, 2011
The Chureca landfill, Managua. There are 215 million working children aged 5 to 17 years, of these 115 million are involved in the worst forms of child labor.
In the Chureca landfill, Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011
Maria, seven years old, holds flowers that she just found in rubbish. In the Chureca landfill, Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011
Ricardo Javier and Carlos Guadamuz, 12 and 14 years old, working with their father in the Chureca landfill. Managua, May 2011.
 
In the Chureca landfill, Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011.
Landfill called Chureca, where hundreds of children work, some as young as eight years old. Managua, Nicaragua, May 2011.
The Chureca landfill stands next to a small village of shacks where hundreds of families who work daily in the landfill live. Managua, Nicaragua. May 2011. Chureca stands next to a small village of shacks where they live hundreds of families who work daily in the landfill.