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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.

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.