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Tanzanite's Child Labor

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    Tanzanite's Child Labor

    Mererani in northern Tanzania is the only place on earth where the precious stone tanzanite is mined. Every day thousands of children risk their lives in poorly constructed mine shafts for barely a meal a day. Despite efforts to curb this deadly practice, the global thirst for tanzanite continues to drive these children underground.

    What are the Policies on Child Labor in Tanzania

    Child labor is a global problem, but sub-Saharan Africa has some of the highest numbers of working children. The most recent statistics, from a 2001 report by the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), estimate that in Tanzania, roughly 35 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 14 are economically active. As of September 2010, the Tanzanian government has yet to implement an effective national strategy to tackle this problem.
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