Robert McPherson

Photojournalist
   
Brick by Brick
Location: Drammen city
Nationality: Norwegian
Biography: Robert McPherson (b.1982) is based in Norway. He freelanced for Norway`s Aftenposten National newspaper from 2011-2016. For Aftenposten newspaper he covered features, sports, news, portraiture and culture. In 2014 he also freelanced for the... MORE
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Brick by Brick
Copyright Robert McPherson 2022
Date of Work Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Updated May 2020
Location Kathmandu
Topics Children, Documentary, Human Rights, Photography, Photojournalism, Poverty, Workers' Rights

600,000 homes were destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The demand of bricks to rebuild new houses increased, and child labour is involved rebuilding the country. In Nepal 28,000 children are engaged in child labour. Children who work at brick factories breath in dangerous red dust that circulates in the air. Consequences are chronic bronchitis. Children die yearly in relation to accidents on the workplace. Besides long hours and heavy work, the brick factories have consistent poor sanitation facilities that also lead to other diseases.


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