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Ever wonder how the inside of Ghana's "Sodom and Gomorrah" looks like?" Here's a quick glimpse of a section of this settlement

 

Last updated: 10 February 2019 1:07 AM (GMT)

 

By Muntaka Chasant | 335 words | Reading time: 1 min

 

 

 

Sodom and Gomorrah - Ghana | Muntaka Chasant

 

Agbogbloshie (Sodom and Gomorrah) in Accra, Ghana/ December 2018


 

We have been in and out of this area for a few months now raising awareness of the health risks of air pollution. We also regularly give out some of our lines of anti-pollution face masks for free to residents to help minimize their exposure to particulate pollutants.

 

More than 50,000 Ghanaians live in this area, so I reckon we'll be here for some time.

 

Agbogbloshie | Sodom and Gomorrah | Plastic Pollution in Ghana | Muntaka Chasant

 

Agbogbloshie (Sodom and Gomorrah) in Accra, Ghana/ December 2018


 

Dirty air, mainly from old cars, open burning of residential trash, road dust and biomass-fuelled cookstoves, is responsible for more than 28,000 premature deaths in Ghana every year, World Health Organization figures show.

 

See also: Air Pollution in Ghana: Causes, Effects and Solutions

 

Bellow is a quick video glimpse of Ghana's Sodom and Gomorrah:

 


 

Ghana's "Sodom and Gomorrah" slum near Agbogbloshie


 

See our latest videos below. 

 

These short films closely look at the "urban mining" of copper and other rare earth metals at the Agbogbloshie e-waste dump and how it could be exposing Accra residents to serious health risks.

 

The Agbogbloshie e-waste dump is across this section of Sodom and Gomorrah. Both are near the center of Accra, Ghana's capital city.

 


 

 

Agbogbloshie and Air Pollution in Accra, Accra - A short film


 

 

Agbogbloshie - A short film


 

 

"Urban mining" and Air Pollution in Accra, Ghana - A short film


 

 

See also: Videos and Photos of Agbogbloshie, Ghana

 

See also: "Urban mining" and Air Pollution in Accra, Ghana

 

See also: AirMask & Textiles Company donates Anti-Pollution Face Masks to Jamestown Residents

 

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Comments (2)

  • Peter

    I can see you guys are doing something great! Please get in touch with me via 0267366444 for a possible Collaboration on works in that informal Community – Old Fadama!

  • Ellis

    Thanks for the feedback, Peter. That’s a great idea. We’ll reach out to you soon.

    Best,

    Ellis,
    ATC MASK Support.

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