Small-scale mining is one of the worst forms of child labor, because of the risk of death, injury and health problems. Still, there are approximately one million children in mining. The gold mines in Burkina Faso employ thousands of children. Because of the use of mercury in gold mining, the children face great risks.
KidsRights Report 2014 – Minors not Miners
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