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Breaking the chain: Ending the supply of child-mined minerals

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Across the world, 168 million children are engaged in work that deprives them of their childhood. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal and small-scale mining often involves child labor. Breaking the Chain reviews the complex economic and societal considerations and motivations that drive children to work in the cassiterite, coltan, and wolfram mines in the northern parts of the country’s Katanga province, as well as insights from research that will enable implementation of appropriate, realistic interventions for child miners in Congo.


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