Morocco starts national campaign to eradicate child begging
Morocco will launch a national plan to eradicate child begging. The campaign will first begin in the kingdom's largest city of Casablanca before being implemented in other regions of the country.
Moroccan minister of social development, Abderrahim Harouchi has said, according to , the plan, which will associate several partners and organisations, aims at preventing children from being used by adults and at assisting begger children aged 8 to 12.
At the signing of a partnership convention on the management of the charity organisation “Dar El Kheir”, the minister said his department and the city of Casablanca will collaborate to cope with the situation of begger children.
According to Harouchi, 15 percent of children below seven are not relatives of the adults who use them in begging, while 70 percent of begger childern aged 8 to 12 are not happy with their situation. A third of the latter do not make ends meet by begging, the minister noted. (menareport.com)
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