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Fleeing Syria, these child refugees become child laborers

In Turkey, thousands of refugee children are toiling in low-paying jobs to help their families survive.

Xunava, 16, and her family escaped Aleppo, Syria, in 2014 to settle in Mersin. The teenager dreams of returning to school but instead toils in a sewing factory six days a week. She is her family's breadwinner.

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