Dandora, Nairobi's overflowing and mismanaged dump site, could be closed or relocated, leaving many scavengers without food or a source of livelihood.
About 6,000 people have come to depend on the 30-acre Dandora dump for their livelihood and income. But their needs are at odds with nearby residents who want the toxic waste gone.
Nairobi's Dandora Municipal Dump Site is the only location for waste in Kenya's capital. Disease and pollution from the dump spill into the households of nearly a million people.
USAID head Rajiv Shah explains his agency's effort to integrate development and emergency intervention while emphasizing public-private partnerships in long-term development programs.
At the Dandora trash dump in Nairobi, Kenya, the scene is otherworldly: smoke from burning chemicals and plastic, rotting debris, overpowering smells, scavenging animals and humans.
There are 12 to 15 million stateless people worldwide, making statelessness the most overlooked and under-reported human rights crisis.
A photographic tour of the toxic otherworld in Dandora--Nairobi's mountainous wasteland.
For Nairobi's poorest, the enormous trash dump that's slowly killing them is also the only thing keeping them alive.
Dandora, Nairobi's primary dumping site, is over capacity. Yet the willingness and ability of government officials to decommission it within the next five years remain in doubt.
Debating the health, economic and political dimensions of Dandora: the Nairobi municipal dumpsite that takes in 2,000 tons of waste per day despite being declared "full" years ago.
In Kenya, the key issue of land ownership in Africa's largest slum raises other questions about the "stateless" status of the country's Nubian population.
For Nubians living in Kenya, the traditional naming process is a generational rotation—and a source of confusion for some Kenyan bureaucrats.