Ghana is home to the largest informal recycling industry in Africa. Unskilled workers from Northern Ghana migrate to Ghana’s largest city, Accra, to find work. Most migrants settle illegally in Agbogbloshie, the country's largest slum with over 100,000 residents.
Awal Mohammed, a young migrant worker in his early 20's, leads a group of boys in burning imported electronic waste. On Average, each boy earns less than 20 USD a month – yet the job poses extreme health risks.
In June, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly demolished the homes of over 20,000 people in Agbogbloshie in order to access and dredge a waterway that had caused flooding in Accra. Awal Mohammed consequently lost his home and his job, forcing him to migrate back to his hometown. These photos document Mohammed’s struggle to work and protect his family.