Photo by @andreabruce |
The Liberian flag flies over fishing boats as the sun sets behind West Point, a fishing community (or township) of Monrovia, Liberia in Africa. It is located on a peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean between the Mesurado and Saint Paul rivers. Home to approximately 75,000 people, it is one of Monrovia's most densely populated neighborhoods, and environmental degradation has gradually caused part of the peninsula to erode into the ocean. Endemic problems include overpopulation and diseases such as tuberculosis. It was also heavily it by Ebola.
It is rumored that the Liberian government has threatened to move the community to make room for beach-front hotels. #liberia