Philippines launches campaign to free one million child workers

Government figures show that nearly three million children in the Philippines are working in dangerous jobs.

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    Government figures show that nearly three million children in the Philippines are working in dangerous jobs.

     

    Many of those are involved in the small-scale gold mining industry.

     

    Authorities have launched a campaign to try and free at least one million child workers by 2025.

     

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Paracale in central Philippines.


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