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PPE for Covid-19 increases development inequality
PPE sourced from China uses women from North Korea in modern slavery conditions, an undercover Guardian report has evidenced.
Much of the PPE has been made in the Chinese city of Dandong. The women often work 18 hour days with limited free time and are under 24 hour surveillance. Sources suggest that up to 70% of earnings are then taken by the North Korean State.
The UN has banned the use of North Korean workers in other countries as there is evidence that money earned is then being sent back to the country and the government is profiting from the work.
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