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article imagePayouts for Child Camel Jockeys in UAE

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 17, 2006 in World
United Arab Emirates (UAE) agrees to set aside 9 Million Dollars for the education of Children Jockeys employed for Camel Racing.
The United Arab Emirates says it will give $9m (£4.6m) to former child camel jockeys employed in the country.
The UAE says the money will ensure they receive the salaries owed to them and compensation for losing their income. It will also go towards education.
United Arab Emirates used to bring in children from various countries for the sole purpose of jockeying Camel races. These children were brought from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan and Mauritania. After the lawsuit filed in the US against this trafficking and child labor, UAE agreed to donate this amount to repatriate these children. Finally, it is doing the right thing, and now they using robots instead of children to ride these camels.
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