Ed Kashi Images

In the oil town of Afiesere, local Urhobo people bake Krokpo-gami, or tapioca, in the heat of a gas flare. Since 1961, when the Shell Petroleum Development Company first opened this flow station, residents of the local community have worked this way. Life expectancy is short for the Urhobo people, as pollutants from the flares cause serious health problems.