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Hospital Saint Charles Lwanga, Kipushi, Haut Katanga. Also linked to the exposure of toxics is a high number of premature births says Tony Kayembe, scientist at the University of Lubumbashi. Kipushi is a small town with the majority of the population working in mining activities.

This is @lena_mucha sharing my work on cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the DRC. #opensociety, #iwmf, #documentaryphotography, #congo, #drc, #contamination, #cobalt, #conflict


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Young woman and her new born baby with a cleft in the hospital of Kipushi. While this is not a severe birth defect, only during January and February 2017 4 cases of Anencephaly were counted out of 225 births. Babies with this deformation don´t develope a brain and die immediately after being born. ”The numbers of deformations are too high here”, said Dr. Alain, the gynecologist at the clinic.
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The @eduisforbidden installation @lagos_biennial on from oct 14 - nov 22 at the ebute meta railway compound museum.
#lagosbiennial2017 #lagos #eduisforbidden #rahimagambo @eduisforbidden #iwmf #iwmfgrant #grantsthatinitiateprojects


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Scientist at the University of Lubumbashi. An interdisciplinary group is investigating the correlation between birth defects and the contamination due to cobalt mining activities of water, soil and air. „We have to let people know what is happening here. The toxins are making us sick“, says Tony Kayembe, a PhD toxiologist student at the University of Lubumbashi. This is @lena_mucha sharing my work on cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the DRC.

#opensociety, #iwmf, #documentaryphotography, #congo, #drc, #contamination, #cobalt, #conflict


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Young woman and her new born baby with a cleft in the hospital of Kipushi. While this is not a severe birth defect, only during January and February 2017 4 cases of Anencephaly were counted out of 225 births. Babies with this deformation don´t develope a brain and die immediately after being born. ”The numbers of deformations are too high here”, said Dr. Alain, the gynecologist at the clinic. This is @lena_mucha sharing this week my work on cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the DRC.
#opensociety, #iwmf, #documentaryphotography, #congo, #drc, #contamination, #cobalt, #conflict


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Young woman and her new born baby with a cleft in the hospital of Kipushi. While this is not a severe birth defect, only during January and February 2017 4 cases of Anencephaly were counted out of 225 births. Babies with this deformation don´t develope a brain and die immediately after being born. ”The numbers of deformations are too high here”, said Dr. Alain, the gynecologist at the clinic. This is @lena_mucha sharing this week my work on cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the DRC.
#opensociety, #iwmf, #documentaryphotography, #congo, #drc, #contamination, #cobalt, #conflict


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"Can I go back now?" Missing our awesome @IWMF crew. 😥

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Sharing this week my work about cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Follow along @opensocietyfoundations #opensociety, #iwmf, #congo, #drc, #cobalt, #conflict, #photojournalism, #iwmffellows


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This is @lena_mucha sharing this week my work on cobalt mining and the environmental, human rights and health consequences in the DRC.

Women coming back from a working day, carrying their crops while passing the toxic desert of Kipushi. Kipushi is a small traditional mining city in the south of the DRC. The desert was formed after a mining company dumped toxic waste in the 1930, killing all the vegetation. Till today the soil remains toxic and white salt cristals give evidence of the high cuantity of minerals in the earth.

The dominant mining narrative in DRC is about conflict minerals such as cobalt and coltan. But in the region of Katanga, the story that isn't getting enough attention is the extreme environmental destruction that industrial scale and artesinal mining has caused. 60% of the worldwide cobalt is being produced here, the most expensive and key component in lithium batteries used for cell phones, laptops and electric cars. People who live near mining sites are being slowly poisoned.

#opensociety, #iwmf, @theiwmf, #documentaryphotography, #congo, #drc, #contamination, #cobalt, #conflict


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Next up, Lena Mucha @lena_mucha takes over our feed to share her work on the environmental, human rights, and health consequences of cobalt mining in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.⠀ Lena reported from Lubumbashi and Katanga in The DRC as an International Women´s Media Foundation African Great Lakes Reporting fellow.

Thanks to Robin Hammond @hammond_robin for sharing his @witness_change project, #InMyWorld on the poor state of mental health care around the world, particularly in places of war and conflict like South Sudan, Somalia, and refugee populations globally.⠀

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#opensociety #cobalt #electriccars #extrativesindustry #workerrights #drc #mining


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Already missing all the badass journalists I got to travel and report with the past weeks. Especially grateful for my wonderful partner @jessweiss1 and all the people that carried my tripod (@photojuancarlos+ @juanbelzilo). It's such a pleasure to work w brilliant women, who support each other and laugh a lot. The future of journalism is female and is bright! ✨💁🏽🎥 #iwmffellows #iwmf #centralamerica #badasswomen #journalismladies


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First stop of the #IWMF #GainingGround project, at the food basket of the nation. Fantastic team on the ground. #iwmfgrantee


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