The low technology, labor-intensive sector known as Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, or ASM, provides incomes for millions of people around the globe. There are approximately 40 million people directly employed in ASM in over 80 countries. Evidence from a survey undertaken by the World Bank`s EGPS Trust Fund together with 18 partners across 22 countries on three continents indicates that ASM miners and their communities have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The EGPS Trust Fund created an emergency relief response for ASM communities to address vulnerabilities and help miners to better cope with COVID-19 related impacts.
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