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Mr Abdul Salam Dharejo

Mr Abdul Salam Dharejo

Country Coordinator, Pakistan. Terre des hommes Germany


Biography:

Having over 17 years of experience in development sector, Salam has been engaged in organization, capacity building and research on children with particular focus on child labour, bonded labour, human trafficking's and protection of the rights of migrants and refugees. He has produced researches, articles and news on related to subjects. He is fellow of Asian Human Right Commission, Hongkong, International Visitors Leadership Program of US state Department(IVLP) on Human Trafficking, Salzburg Global Seminar and Associate member of The Centre for the Study of Global Human Moment, Cambridge University UK.

Research Interests

I have been part of the research on bonded and Child Labour. I am more interested to conduct a research on the Afghan refugees children who are engaged in trash picking in Karachi. It is roughly estimated more than 20000 children in Karachi are engaged in trash picking (Garabage collection) and half of them are Afghan refugees. More than half million Afghan refugees are living in Karachi and out of total 80% are registred as refugees while others are living illegal in the city of Karachi.