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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 one of our 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

 

Here's 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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