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4 Oct 2016

Malawi: Human Rights Watch report says communities in mining areas "face serious problems with water, food and housing"; companies comment

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A recent report by Human Rights Watch says mining in Malawi has put local residents at health risks and led to their loss of livelihoods. It says  families "living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining". Paladin Energy stated that it maintains the required health and safety programs. Malcoal responded that they "strive to help government reduce rural poverty". Eland Mining said they had suspended operations in Malawi. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Eland Mining to make additional comments to the specific allegations made in the report. We shall add the response to this report if Eland Mining sends it.