Like most urban slums, Agbogbloshie is located on the outskirts of the capital city in Ghana. The slum houses about 80,000 inhabitants, many of whom make a living by foraging for valuable items through tons of electronic waste that has been found to be harmful.
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Authorities say security is one of Agbogboshie’s most challenging problems since crime is rampant. The slum is home to robbers, prostitutes, and illicit drug users/peddlers. Sanitary facilities are also lacking and experts say that the area and the surrounding lagoon are polluted with toxic E-waste.