Injured Worker in DRC 受伤工人在刚果民主共和国
On August 20th 2016, Mbayokapoto injured his finger while loading Mukula hardwood logs. His foreman refused to pay for treatment and compensation. Workers here are held responsible for their own safety.
Pterocarpus tinctorius, or Mukula tree, is a rare and slow-growing hardwood unique to southern and central Africa. Mukula has been illegally logged and traded from Zambia and DRC to China for the last decade, feeding the increasing demand of "rosewood" in the Chinese market.