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ILO voices fears over child 'slaves'

Some 10.5 million children are believed to be working as domestic labourers worldwide, according to a new report.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says that many work in conditions that are sometimes verging on slavery.

The report, released to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, suggests that 6.5 million of these children are aged between five and 14 years old and over 71% are girls.

Constance Thomas from the ILO sais it was important to "get the message out that child labour doesn't only mean working in factories or plantations - it also means domestic work".

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