|Title:||Child Labor in Post Earthquake Nepal: Learning from Haiti & Pakistan|
It is well documented that the most vulnerable populations are often exploited during the chaotic aftermath of a natural disaster1. In Nepal today that vulnerable population is children who have become orphaned, displaced or separated from their families. Once trafficked, these children are subject to exploitation within labor, brought into child care home/orphanages, illegal international adoption and/or the sex trade. Nepal currently has a Tier 2 ranking on the risk of human trafficking2 and, based on estimates from the US Department of Labor, has approximately 2 million children between the age of 5-14 engaged in labor3.