Sunday, 7 February 2016

Syrian child labour in Turkey

"Two major high street fashion shops have admitted finding Syrian refugee children working in factories supplying their garments."

"H&M and Next revealed to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) that child labour was discovered in Turkish factories they used, but that they stopped working with them immediately after discovering the news."

"However there are fears it could be far more widespread after other British companies have refused to comment."

"The BHRRC surveyed 28 major high street brands last month about the exploitation of Syrian children."

"H&M and Next revealed they had identified child labour over the course of 2015, while Primark and C&A said they had identified adult Syrian refugee workers."

"Arcadia Group (which owns Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burtons) along with Adidas, Burberry, Nike and Puma all stated that no undocumented Syrian refugees were found."

"All other brands that responded (including M&S, ASOS, Debenhams and Superdry) did not answer the question about Syrian workers, while ten companies (including GAP, New Look and River Island) have yet to respond at and human rights resource centre..."

"Turkey is the world’s third largest sourcing hub for apparel after China and Bangladesh - along with being the world’s largest host of Syrian refugees."

Who benefits from the refugee crises ?

Who benefits from globalisation ?

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