Deaths from Gold Mining | Congo Rainforest | Cameroon

At least 150 people have died in hazardous pits abandoned by the gold mines that are decimating Cameroon's forests. Such deaths occur regularly in the eastern region and Adamaoua, the country's two main gold mining regions, according to the civil society organization Forêts et Développement Rural (FODER). Between 2014 and 2020, FODER counted more than 150 deaths at abandoned mining sites in Cameroon, more than 90% of which occurred in the East region, the country's largest forest region.

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Maintainer Stephanie Nekesa
Last Updated May 6, 2021, 06:58 (UTC)
Created May 6, 2021, 06:58 (UTC)