Looking into the consequences of Ebola for the miners/farmers of Sierra Leona.
An analysis of the economic impact of the outbreak and local efforts to remediate the consequences of ebola on mining communities
Looking into the consequences of long-term school closures in Sierra Leone for students and schoolchildren during the Ebola epidemic.
Sierra Leone has very high unemployment figures, particularly amongst youth. The World Bank estimates that around 60% of the country’s youth are unemployed, the highest rate in sub-Saharan West Africa.
As the world experiences a Covid-19-related lockdown, we look back at what this meant for Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak.
Climate change and the failure of traditional livelihoods, economic transition and collapse, conflict, and high mineral prices have led to a doubling of the ASM population in fifteen years to a total of around 30 million worldwide.
An analysis of the impact of the Ebola outbreak for ASM diamond miners in the Kono District of Sierra Leone.
I awoke at 4:30am GMT and, like any normal day for me, I started the morning by offering prayers, and later listening to the news that bellowed through on the radio.
In March 2013, I spent several weeks working at the headquarters of Not For Sale, a California-based NGO that seeks to combat modern slavery around the world.
I’d like to talk about the challenges that my community faces. I represent a company formed by artisanal miners from Santo Filomena, called Sociedad de Trabajadores Mineros S.A (SOTRAMI). We work in an area that is completely arid and dry.
The realities of mining are similar everywhere in Latin America, just the region varies. My organisation is located in Cotapata in Bolivia. In short, I will say that with Fairtrade certification we have gotten a better life and were able to take on social and environmental responsibility.
I would like to start with a personal experience in artisanal mining. I was born in 1971 in Lima. I wanted to study to have a career but due to the critical economic situation in my country, I had to start working at an early age.