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.
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.