toward their plan to eradicate child marriage and stop illegal trafficking throughout the
country by 2030.
The children of Nepal face extreme poverty and, as one of the least developed
countries in the world, depend on international aid. Nepalese children have diminished
access to health care, education, and financial support, and face extremely high rates of
child labor, child trafficking and child marriage. The lack of support for education and
health care in Nepali laws put children and families at high risk. Nepal’s further failure to
police child labor, marriage or trafficking laws goes against the welfare and protection of
children. Despite that, Nepali children continue to be some of the most resilient population
even while living in poverty, malnutrition, violence and other harmful circumstances.
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