Reuters: In Zhari, a parched district north-west of Afghanistan’s second city of Kandahar, 13 year-old Naqibullah is working in his father’s poppy field, preparing for the main harvest of the year. Harvesting the poppy and collecting the resin that will be used to make opium, heroin and other drugs that eventually find their way on to
Counter Punch: The revelation that the number of opium-addicted Afghan adults and children has reached new highs is a dramatic consequence of the war in that country. It painfully illustrates how the aggression led by the United States can doom generations of children to a miserable life. A U.S. funded study released in April of 2015,
Xinhua: There are estimated 1.5 million drug addicts in Afghanistan. Drug addiction is often the result of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, trauma from continuing conflicts and migration, according to health officials. Click here to view photos (external link).