The US Labor Department has granted $10m to fund two separate projects to tackle child labour in Burma and Morocco.

The first award is a $5m cooperative agreement to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to implement a project to reduce child labour in Burma and support the government's efforts to comply with international standards.

The project will research and collect data on the extent and nature of child labour in Burma, and help stakeholders in the country increase efforts to protect children.

The second, separate project will also grant $5m to a cooperative agreement with Creative Associates International to tackle child labour in Morocco.

The project will focus on the Marrakesh-Tensift-Al-Haouz region and promote children's participation in educational programmes as well as delivering vocational training focused on sectors such as farming and ecotourism. It will also help youths of legal working age to secure quality employment opportunities.