Creating Media Awareness about Vulnerability of Flood Affected Children to Worst Forms of Child Labour (Karachi)

Some earlier assessments said around 20 million people were affected by the recent flood in Pakistan. These are the worst kind of disasters in Pakistan’s recent history. However, the UN estimates say a total of 14 million people have been affected by the floods, massive than the 2004’s Tsunami and 2005 Pakistan earthquake, with millions of children and women struggling to survive in precarious conditions. Keeping this background in mind, International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR) Pakistan (, a countrywide network of journalists and a media think tank linked to other networks in South Asia and South East Asia, organized one day Media Sensitization Seminar at Hotel Avari, Karachi on 25th September 2010. read more