Child Labor

Congolese civil rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifying on July 14, 2022, at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot from YouTube video

Thousands of Child Workers in DR Congo Exploited in China-backed Cobalt Mines: Testimony

Jul 16, 2022

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.

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Free Children from "brutal yoke of labor exploitation": Pope Francis

Nov 2, 2021

An estimated 112 million children work in agricultural settings.