October 25, 2013

Hard At Work

Burkina Faso, in West Africa , is a major producer of gold. Much of the gold comes from mines where people work in unhealthy—often dangerous—conditions. Some of the workers are children as young as 3 years old. According to the U.N.’s International Labor Organization, 30% to 50% of the mine workers in western and north-central Africa are younger than 18.


In this video from The Pulitzer Center, photojournalist Larry Price visits Burkina Faso to report on the working conditions.

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