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The gold dust children in the shadow of the mines

MANILA (UCAN) : Thousands of children, some as young as nine, are working illegally in unregistered gold mines in The Philippines, a report from Human Rights Watch claims.

“The Philippine government prohibits dangerous child labour, but has done very little to enforce the law,” Juliane Kippenberg, the associate children’s rights director at the organisation, said in a 39-page report released in Manila on September 30.