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Jul 24, 2018 Most of the world's cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo.(Supplied: WikipediaCommons) Ms Armistead said she believed a UNICEF estimate made in 2014 —

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  • Families suing tech companies for children killed in Congo
    Families suing tech companies for children killed in Congo

    May 24, 2021 A young man carries wet cobalt on his back at the Shinkolobwe Cobalt mine, near Likasi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2004. A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C., in 2019 is seeking to hold Apple, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Dell Technologies, Microsoft and Tesla accountable for profiting off the misery of child labor in their quest for

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  • Are Child Miners Exploited to Manufacture Electric Car
    Are Child Miners Exploited to Manufacture Electric Car

    Nov 27, 2019 Child labor has been used in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cobalt is a chemical element used to make rechargeable batteries. However, cobalt is not used exclusively

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  • The Dark Side of Congo’s Cobalt Rush | The New Yorker
    The Dark Side of Congo’s Cobalt Rush | The New Yorker

    May 24, 2021 Muyej told me that he hoped to reform the mining sector, in part, by reducing child labor and by centralizing the market where traders buy cobalt, thus instilling transparency in the supply chain

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  • Cobalt Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Over Child Labour A
    Cobalt Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Over Child Labour A

    Dec 18, 2019 Two thirds of the world supply is located in southern Congo where men, women and children all work. Efforts are being made to stop child labor in the cobalt mines, but they have not been

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  • The impact of Covid-19 on child labour in cobalt mines in
    The impact of Covid-19 on child labour in cobalt mines in

    May 04, 2021 The impact of Covid-19 on child labour in cobalt mines in the DRC. Last year, after schools and businesses closed during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working and learning via video-conferencing were increasingly relied on, even becoming the main means of communication. As a result there was a 26% hike in sales of

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  • The hidden cost of the electric car boom – child labour
    The hidden cost of the electric car boom – child labour

    Sep 18, 2021 Dangerous working conditions, risks to people’s health, and child labour are a huge problem in the cobalt mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As a critical raw material in lithium-ion battery production, cobalt is in high demand. It is needed to power smartphones, tablets, and laptops as well as electric vehicles, but it is

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  • Child Labor and Cobalt Mining - Beroe Inc
    Child Labor and Cobalt Mining - Beroe Inc

    Aug 21, 2019 Cobalt, currently trading at $80,000 a ton, has led to an increase in mining in the Katanga region. To maximize profits, cobalt companies rely on artisanal mining, which employs cheap labor. A child working in the mines is offered only $1.5–$2 a day

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  • From Stone to Phone: Modern Day Cobalt Slavery in Congo
    From Stone to Phone: Modern Day Cobalt Slavery in Congo

    Jun 19, 2020 Child Labour used in Cobalt Mining in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) – CNN Cobalt Slave Labour Cobalt compound is found in every lithium-ion rechargeable battery on the planet – from smartphones to tablets to laptops to electric vehicles

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  • Modern Slavery: The true cost of cobalt mining – Human
    Modern Slavery: The true cost of cobalt mining – Human

    The use of subcontractors across the global supply chain only makes matters worse. In this way, it is difficult to determine whether cobalt from artisanal mines entered this complex supply chain. So, even though many big brand companies claim to have a zero tolerance policy towards child labour, cobalt somehow seems to be the exception to the rule

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  • Mining Giant Glencore to Trace Cobalt Using 'Responsible
    Mining Giant Glencore to Trace Cobalt Using 'Responsible

    Dec 12, 2019 It seeks to add transparency to the mining supply chain, an industry often marred by reports of unethical worker treatment including widespread child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a global cobalt

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  • How Tesla Should Combat Child Labor In The Democratic
    How Tesla Should Combat Child Labor In The Democratic

    Oct 07, 2020 Battery-powered vehicles are a promising alternative, but for the foreseeable future, they depend on cobalt, a mineral found primarily in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where child labor

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  • Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine | Daily Mail
    Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine | Daily Mail

    Aug 05, 2017 Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

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  • mining copper and cobalt
    mining copper and cobalt

    Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo . Mar 05 2018 A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt . Chat Online; 2 Top Cobalt Stocks for 2019 The Motley Fool

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  • Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of
    Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of

    The Cobalt project works to address child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) cobalt supply chain, with a focus on artisanal and small-scale mining. It supports key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines as well as in the broader cobalt supply chain

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  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
    Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

    Children in the DRC's eastern and southern provinces engage in the worst forms of child labor in mining. In eastern Congo's conflict-affected regions, children extract and transport tin (cassiterite), tantalum (coltan), tungsten (wolframite), and gold. Thousands of children also work in cobalt and copper mines in the DRC's southern Copperbelt region

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  • Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of
    Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of

    Apr 06, 2016 In fact, the data on Katanga and Copperbelt generally estimate the number of children (under 18 years) at 40% of all workers in the region’s mines. According to a UNICEF estimate from 2014, roughly 40,000 young boys and girls are used for dangerous mining activities in southern DRC, primarily extracting cobalt

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