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The Dark Side of Technology: Coltan Mining in the DRC and its Human Rights and Environmental Impacts

17 Nov, 2023

A scene from an artisanal mining site in DRC. Photo Credit: Programme Intégré pour le Développement du Peuple Pygmé (PIDP)

The human rights abuses and environmental degradation associated with coltan mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) demand immediate attention and action. International cooperation, transparent mining practices, and adherence to ethical standards throughout the supply chain are essential to mitigate the devastating impact of coltan extraction on both people and the environment.

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