Uncovering child labour in West Africa

Introduction

Whilst on assignment in Sierra Leone, British journalists Eloise Reader and Daniel Wheeler unearthed children as young as three-years-old working in the country’s stone quarries. The story was published in the UK’s Artefact Magazine with words by Eloise and photography by Daniel.

Role

Photographer

Publisher

Artefact Magazine

Year

2018

Investigation

No work, no food

Sierra Leone, devastated by civil war and the Ebola epidemic is one of the ten poorest countries in the world, and these families are being forced to use the labour of their young children in an attempt to make enough money just to buy food.