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.
My self and journalist Lars A. Ellingsgaard who works freelance for National newspapers in Norway followed the brick in relation to the rebuilding of the country, and we have made a narrative feature story with text that is very soon availiable for sale. Meanwhile, images are availiable to see on my website.Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would be interested to se a complete story in PDF with text and images together.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Photojournalist Robert McPherson