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Oxfam’s top 3 recommendations for mining companies during the COVID-19 crisis

Oxfam’s top 3 recommendations for mining companies during the COVID-19 crisis

by Oxfam Canada | June 1, 2020

Oxfam’s top 3 recommendations for mining companies during the COVID-19 crisis

by Oxfam Canada | June 1, 2020
Two miners with masks emerge from a gold mine in eastern Cambodia. Credit: Andrew Bogrand/Oxfam.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a major economic toll on the mining sector, with mineral prices falling precipitously.

At the same time, for workers and community members living near mine sites, the COVID-19 crisis presents extraordinary health and safety risks. As companies put additional safety measures in place, practices vary across the sector. They have never faced a global pandemic and there’s no playbook.

Oxfam offers the following three recommendations to mining companies, which should be implemented urgently regardless of the location of their operations.

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