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A portrait of Zimbabwe’s Economic Migrants - Gold Miners

A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
01/06
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A Zimbabwean man by his makeshift tunnel where he illegally mines gold in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe.
A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
02/06
Caption
A Zimbabwean migrant working at an illegal gold mine in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border into Mozambique to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe.
A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
03/06
Caption
A Zimbabwean migrant working at an illegal gold mine in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border into Mozambique to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe.
A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
04/06
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A Zimbabwean migrant washes illegally mined gold in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border into Mozambique to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe.
A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
05/06
Caption
A Zimbabwean man by his makeshift tunnel where he illegally mines gold in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe.
A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
06/06
Caption
A Zimbabwean migrant with his tools at an illegal gold mine in the foothills of the Chimanimani mountains in Mozambique. He is one of many Zimbabweans who have jumped the border into Mozambique to find work and escape the desperate situation Zimbabwe
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
  • A portrait of Zimbabwes Economic Migrants  Gold Miners
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To escape the desperate situation in Zimbabwe, Zimbabweans have been jumping the border into Mozambique to risk there lives for less than £2 a day illegally mining gold in the Chimanimani mountains. Manica, Mozambique. 1st September 2008

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