Fears for Syria refugee child workers
10 January 2014 Last updated at 22:21 GMT
The war in Syria has forced thousands to flee and disrupted the education of children who could be the key to rebuilding the country in the future.
Many youngsters are living in poverty in neighbouring Jordan and the UN has warned that a growing number of them are being forced to work so their families can survive.
The BBC's Leana Hosea has been to Jordan to meet some young Syrian workers.