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KENYA: Dandora dump-site

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13 february 2013 - Dandora dumpsite, Nairobi, Kenya - A Kenyan woman lifts a sack of recyclable materials at the Dandora dumpsite, one of the largest and most toxic in Africa. Located near slums in the east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the open dump site was created in 1975 and covers 30 acres. The site receives 2,000 tonnes of unfiltered garbage daily, including hazardous chemical and hospital wastes. It is a source of survival for many people living in the surrounding slums, however it also harms children and adults' health in the area and pollutes the Kenyan capital. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus