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Did you know that...
  • In India, thousands of children work in the match and fireworks industries. These children receive abysmally low wages, earning about 15-18 rupees (48-57 US cents) daily, working 10-12 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, because chemicals are not stored properly and many factories do not meet minimum safety standards, children often suffer from severe burns and poisoning from toxic fumes.


  • In Zimbabwe, children work in the mining sector. Many of the subcontractors use child labour to mine items like chromium and gold panning. Safety standards are non-existent and no protective clothing is available for workers.


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