Abandoned Mining Pits Pose Risks to Families in Cameroon

The Joining Hands network in Cameroon RELUFA has produced a short documentary on the issue of abandoned mining pits in Eastern Cameroon. RELUFA is working to ensure that the mining code is being enforced and that mining companies are following through on their contractual obligations to safely close mining operations and reclaim lands that have been mined. Communities are literally hanging over the edge of these pits and every year children, parents, and farm animals fall into the pits and die. And of course there are detrimental public health impacts from the contamination.

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