Bénédicte Desrus

Documentary Photographer + Photojournalist
     
Dandora
Location: Toulouse, France
Nationality: French
Biography: Bénédicte Desrus is a French documentary photographer working worldwide. After 20 years of living abroad, including 15 in Mexico and four in East Africa, she returned to her home country in July 2021 and is currently based in ... MORE
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Dandora
Copyright Bénédicte Desrus 2022
Updated Feb 2021
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Topics Africa, Children, Contamination, Dandora, Documentary, Dumpsite, Environment, Food crisis, Health, Kenya, Landscape, Nairobi, Photography, Pollution, Portraiture, Poverty, Street, Toxic, Waste

DANDORA


 
Located near slums in the east of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Dandora dumpsite is one of the largest and most toxic in Africa. The open dump site was created in 1975 and covers 30 acres. It 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.

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