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Natalia Uribe English
The content in this blog is the result of the research paper authored by Natalia Uribe Martinez, Standards and Certification manager, as part of her master’s in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Hague, The Netherlands. This research article is being submitted for publication in the Journal Extractive Industries and Society.
Adama Ouedraogo English
Burkina’s artisanal miners do not have direct access to the gold market, they sell their gold on the mine site to local buyers who work for the approved comptoirs located in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.
Currently, there are no alternatives available to artisanal miners to improve the gold supply chain during this COVID -19 crisis.
Health responses to COVID-19 in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector: Mitigating the risk of infiltration, spread and severity
Mareike Kroll and Kevin Telmer English
The looming third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have devastating impacts in many countries in the Global South, with far worse health outcomes and economic implications. While formal and informal income sources in LMICs are collapsing, the ASGM sector offers a rare and desperately needed income opportunity due to the stable or rising international gold price. At the same time, artisanal mining communities can be considered as most-affected and at-risk group according to the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19.