Iranian Garbage Collecting Tragedy

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People’s Mojahedin Organization (PMOI / MEK Iran) and MEK resistance units are mobilizing people to restore their rights.

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In parallel with the economic crisis, social disasters heighten due to the regime’s corruption and malignant policies reports by The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran). One of the disasters is the increasing number of child laborers and garbage collectors. The Iranian people are living in squalor as the regime directs its monetary income to nuclear and missile work.

On Tuesday, Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, head of Tehran’s City Council, spoke of the “garbage mafia”, using child labor, deprived workers, and foreign nationals. There are at least 14,000 garbage collectors in Tehran alone.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iran’s Child Laborers.

“The garbage mafia, by using working children and foreign nationals, homeless individuals, and deprived workers, has caused social harm.

This is in addition to creating environmental issues and threatening the health of society. The second obstacle is the daily life of urban management and lack of courage to make a fundamental change in the municipal waste system,” Hashemi said.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Garbage Collecting Children are Cheap Labor.

Of the 14,000 garbage collectors identified in a 2018 study, 4700 are children. Around 40% of these children have received no education, 37% have dropped out of school due to poverty, and 59% are accompanied whilst working. 69% of the children that scavenge, work without gloves for at least 10 hours a day.

“Dry waste turnover in Tehran is about three thousand billion Tomans per year, 70% of which is the share of informal garbage collection.

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(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Whatever the case, the people of Iran are determined to see the clerical regime collapse so that the future is brighter for all. When this happens, International Children’s Day can truly be celebrated in the way it should be.

In recent years, many contractors have earned so much money in contracts with municipalities to take responsibility for collecting and sorting dry waste. They have now become very rich,” wrote the state-run Shar news agency in September 2020.

The Society of Imam Ali charity reported in 2019 that child laborers collect an average of 60kgs of garbage per day and live in the waste segregation workshops. The workshops in question are usually garages on the edges of cities, with little sanitation facilities, exposing the children to a variety of infectious diseases.

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(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mrs. Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): Iranian children are the hungriest, the most innocent, and the most oppressed sector of Iranian society. Their conditions are tantamount to organized crime by the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.

In an article titled “Garbage Collecting Children are Cheap Labor”, on 29 March 2018, the State-run ILNA news agency reported; “The municipality is faced with a problem. If it stops the garbage collecting activities, it will be forced to pay higher wages to workers of legal age. These children can’t claim their rights through legal channels.

And this is why they’re being abused. These children are considered cheap labor, and contractors prefer to keep them at any cost.”

In Iran Protests 2019 over 300 hundred protesters have been killed and 4000 are wounded.
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The MEK published on Saturday, November 23, the name of 99 martyrs. Thousands are arrested and the regime has turned Grade Schools into detention centers.

The children are physically and psychologically mistreated. In October of 2019, the State-run Tasnim News Agency said, “the lack of official oversight on the situation of garbage collector children has enabled some municipality contractors to abuse these children and make huge profits from their daylong work while giving them a very little reward.”

Tasnim acknowledged that “Most of these children spend the night in the garbage lots and live there, and we all know how vulnerable they are. Some of these children are infected with Hepatitis, AIDS, Typhoid, and Tetanus.”

The regime-associated mafias continue to misuse Iranian children, whilst the regime squanders national resources toward nuclear and missile programs and funding terror groups.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): An 11-year-old Iranian child has died from suicide due to extreme poverty, according to the state-run Asr-e-Iran website.

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