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Business & Human Rights Photo Essay

Living in Poverty Amidst Plenty: The Case of Artisanal Miners in Karamoja Region

In 2017, a Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability team in the company of the Moroto Natural Resources Officer Mr. Lotiang John and a local opinion leader Mr. Angella Jackson from the Karamoja Miners Association, visited a small scale gold mining area in the district of Moroto district in Rupa sub county. The Photo Essay represents selected pictures from the UCCA engagement with Artisanal Miners. The small gold mining business in the district is one activity that has become a common household trade in the region.  The dangerous activity of artisanal mining including digging tunnels across main roads in search of gold is one that has been accepted as a necessary risk.

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