Government, World Bank and donor countries to counter child labour in mines
Two 13-year-olds search for gold in a small mine in the Mbeya region of Tanzania.
2013 Justin Purefoy for Human Rights Watch.
(Dar es Salaam) – Children as young as eight years of age are working in Tanzania’s small-scale gold mining industry, risking not only their health but also their lives, Human Rights Watch said in a report published today. The Tanzanian government is to curb child labour in small-scale mining, including informal, unlicensed mines. The World Bank and donor countries should also support these efforts.