Hellish Work: Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan| 6mins
Director: Human Rights Watch | Producer: Human Rights Watch
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
Every year, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan travel to the Central Asian economic powerhouse of Kazakhstan in search of employment. Thousands of these migrant workers, often together with their children, find work in tobacco farming, where many are subjected to abuse and exploitation by employers supplying tobacco to Philip Morris Kazakhstan, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, one of the worldâ€™s largest tobacco companies.