June 5, 2016 olof Jarlbro

Brick factory Nepal. Jarlbro

“After the earthquake in Nepal, the demand for bricks increased magnificently and around the Kathmandu Valley several hundreds of factories are producing bricks. These plants have for years received massive criticism from the media, NGOs and authorities – something that has not been unwarranted: child labour is the rule rather than the exception, and the black smoke coming out of chimneys contributes to the bad air in Kathmandu. But despite all the criticism and the government plans to ban the plants’ presence inside the valley, this controversial industry blooms after the earthquake and among the thousands of workers and their families settled around the factories there is great majority of children…”

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