Tagged: Poverty

NEWS: Ethiopia Battles Khat, Alcohol Addiction

Ethiopia is battling khat and alcohol addiction. Khat which is commonly used in the country is understood to be an initiation drug for alcohol. Legally, khat is banned in many countries, although chewing khat is still commonplace in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region…

NEWS: World’s Most Extensive Humanitarian Crisis

The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis since 1945 is currently playing out in the four countries that surround Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Multiple stressors converge in the region, interacting, reenforcing one another and thus creating a perfect storm of climate-fragility risks, deprivation and social and health harms. Unemployment, Violent insurgencies, Poverty, Depleting resources, Climate change. The international community must act, in order to save lives and secure livelihoods…

BLOG: Is Bihar Faring Better Or Worse After Alcohol Ban?

One year alcohol ban in Bihar, India: “We fed the dragon for decades and when it comes to confronting with it now and the harm it has caused, why are we in such a hurry to conclude negative results?” Unpacking the arguments against the Bihar alcohol ban, and taking stock of the success story…