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Child labour: Emmanuel Osei, 15 years old, threw an old CRT TV in the air, hoping for it to land on a nearby rock. If this technique works, both the panel and the lead-filled funnel glass will instantly shatter into pieces, revealing the shadow mask and other materials. The reclaimed precious metals are weighed and sold — for around $0.15 per kilo in May 2020. Flying glasses during this process frequently cut Osei and the other children engaged in this hazardous work. They are also exposed to toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Agbogbloshie: Man is burning car steering wheels to reclaim the aluminium materials inside. They call it "Korea Aluminium" at Agbogbloshie, and sold for around GH₵1.5 ($0.25) per pound in May 2020. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Poverty in Africa: Kwaku Debrah is a 15-year-old adolescent boy engaged in hazardous child labour on the margins of Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Wearing a prosthetic eye on the left side, he spends his days cannibalizing from e-waste on the margins of Agbogbloshie as a livelihood strategy. Around 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty and survives on less than $2 a day, UNICEF estimates show. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Child labour image: A 15-year-old boy engaged in hazardous child labour is using his bare hands to dig into a mixture of dirt and small metals, including rusty nails. He is sifting dirt from the metals before selling them at $0.15 per kilo at Agbogbloshie, Ghana. An estimated 73 million children worldwide aged 5-17 works are in dangerous working conditions, according to ILO statistics. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant
Smoking in the rain: Man in Ghana is smoking in the rain and using a pot to protect his hair from getting wet during rainfall. © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

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