Voix du Congo: Misisi gold, a polluted supply chain: Causes and consequences

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Gold mining in Misisi (Fizi Territory) is plagued by numerous incidents along the supply chain, from the extraction of gold to its marketing. In this Voix du Congo publication, the Congolese civil society organisation Action for Peace and Development (APDE) analyses mining-related incidents reported via the “Kufatilia” platform between July 2020 and June 2021 in the mining region of Misisi. Incidents included accidents in mining sites, violence, child labour, illegal barriers and environmental degradation. This study aims at analysing their causes and consequences to identify sustainable solutions. Looking into the extraction, processing, transport and commercialisation of gold in Misisi, APDE developed recommendations to increase security in the local gold supply chain namely, a stronger implication of national and provincial authorities in the protection of children and in the fight against fraud and corruption.

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