Child labour in Uganda: The hidden costs of Covid – BBC News

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

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.

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