Addressing child labour among forcibly displaced and host communities in East Darfur and West Kordofan States, Sudan

A new ILO assessment involving more than 1,100 households in-depth interviews with key stakeholders and host community members in Khartoum, East Darfur and West Kordofan, has collected evidence on the magnitude of child labour among forcibly displaced and host communities. It also highlights the main factors that push children into child labour, and sets out recommendations on how to decrease, eliminate and prevent child labour.

In support of the PROSPECTS Partnership in Sudan, the ILO commissioned an assessment aimed at improving the knowledge base on child labour among forcibly displaced persons and host communities in East Darfur and West Kordofan to strengthen programme design and identify effective programme and policy interventions. Specifically, the assessment aims to:
  • provide evidence on the magnitude of child labour in East Darfur (Ed Daein, Assalaya and El Nimir), and West Kordofan (El Fula, Keilak-Kharasana and El Meriam), on conditions and hazards of work and on the socio-economic environment where child labour occurs;
  • identify the main factors at the household and community levels that push children into child labour, and prevent children from working (protective factors);
  • provide recommendations on how to decrease, eliminate and prevent child labour.
The collection of 1,172 quantitative household surveys, 64 qualitative key informant interviews and 32 in-depth interviews was completed in January 2021 and this report presents the key findings and recommendations.