Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covid

Life Hacks

With one of the youngest populations in the world, Uganda was already struggling with high rates of child labour.

But with the world now facing a wave of economic hardship, NGOs say in a single year, the pandemic has set back any progress made to reduce child labour by 20 years.

In Karamoja, north-east Uganda, when all schools closed due to the pandemic, nine-year-old Teddy joined her mother mining for gold.

Reporter: Patience Atuhaire

Shoot/edit: Allan Atulinda

Camera and producer: Ruth Evans

Series producer: Claire Press

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