Ghana | First-world electronics scrapyard in puts thousands at risk of cancer

Ghana has become one of the world’s largest dumping grounds for electronic waste, creating a deadly industry that has put thousands at risk of cancer and could result in a multi-generational health crisis.

Drone footage shows wide landscape views of river splitting scrapyard and neighbourhood of “Old Fadama” in area of Agbogbloshie, Accra.

Workers explained that they suffer from a range of ailments, noting that smoke from the fires used to burn the electronics causes chest pains – as well as debilitating headaches.