Human Rights Watch says children as young as 11 are working on farms and face exposure to toxic chemicals

The global watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child labour and other rights abuses on the country’s tobacco farms.

In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn school fees or supplement the family income.

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