African cattle grazing: A herd of African beef cattle forages on an e-waste dumpsite in Agbogbloshie, an area renowned for its heavy metals pollution. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Fish smoking in Ghana: A woman uses metal drum kilns to smoke tuna fish in Accra, Ghana. Using traditional kilns to smoke fish exposes fish smokers to substances such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), fine particles, and carbon monoxide. PAHs are known carcinogens and have been linked to skin, lung, and several other cancers. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Child labour: An 8-year-old urban poor boy nicknamed after Ghana's current president is working in the rain. 'Akufo-Addo' is engaged in hazardous child labour in Accra, Ghana's capital city. Behind him: Debrah, 15 years old, had just smashed a CRT TV against a rock to recover the iron materials inside. Nearly 2 million children in Ghana are in child labour. More than 70 million children worldwide are in hazardous child labour, ILO estimates show. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Poverty in Africa: Kwaku Debrah is a 15-year-old adolescent boy engaged in hazardous child labour on the margins of Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Wearing a prosthetic eye on the left side, he spends his days cannibalizing from e-waste on the margins of Agbogbloshie as a livelihood strategy. Around 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty and survives on less than $2 a day, UNICEF estimates show. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Child labour image: A 15-year-old boy engaged in hazardous child labour is using his bare hands to dig into a mixture of dirt and small metals, including rusty nails. He is sifting dirt from the metals before selling them at $0.15 per kilo at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. An estimated 73 million children worldwide aged 5-17 works are in dangerous working conditions, according to ILO statistics. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Struggle image: Photograph of a young man in a desperate struggle to survive in a cold, harsh urban environment. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant


In The Rain Photos

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. Charlie Chaplin I shed tears as I caught the moments below, and like Charlie Chaplin, no one noticed. Rain Photography The 16 years old Rafiu below is scrabbling for pieces of AC condenser fins from the ground in the rain. It […]

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