EDITORIAL: Agbogbloshie: Portraits at the end of E-Waste: 20151219_Fortune_Ewaste_1492

Abdul Karim is a materials buyer. He sits all day in the sweltering heat and dust of the Agbogbloshie dump site with a small scale, buying raw copper and parts back from the young boys who toil in the burning fields. The Agbogbloshie dump's burning fields - where young men - almost all internal migrants from Ghana's northern Tamale region - toil in toxic smoke, burning down manufactured parts into their basic copper components hoping to make a slim income to feed themselves each day.

Abdul Karim is a materials buyer. He sits all day in the sweltering heat and dust of the Agbogbloshie dump site with a small scale, buying raw copper and parts back from the young boys who toil in the burning fields.

The Agbogbloshie dump's burning fields - where young men - almost all internal migrants from Ghana's northern Tamale region - toil in toxic smoke, burning down manufactured parts into their basic copper components hoping to make a slim income to feed themselves each day.