Publish dateThursday 30 March 2023 - 17:56
Story Code : 267679
UN Supports 24 Addicts Treatment Centers
To support the rehabilitation programs of drug addicts in Afghanistan, will assists 24 addiction treatment centers in this country. The United Nations said.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, The United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, (UNODC) say it will support the rehabilitation program of drug addicts in Afghanistan, by covering 24 addicts treatment centers
The UNODC will provide food, heating equipment, health materials, and medicine for these centers.
Currently, 3.5 million, which is about 10% of the total population of Afghanistan, are drug addicts, according to UNODC.
The UNODC will support these centers for at least six months.
The UNODC Office in Afghanistan, sharing reports says that the amount of land under poppy cultivation in Afghanistan in 2001 was about 8 thousand hectares, but after the US attack on Afghanistan, the upward trend of drug production in this country not only did not stop, but It gained speed and in 2017, the land under poppy cultivation increased to 224 thousand hectares.
With the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, poppy cultivation has been banned in this country, and those who disobey this order will be punished.
The Islamic Emirate put an end to the gathering of thousands of addicts from around Kabul mainly Pul-Sokhta, which for many years was the solitary life of addicts and the hot market for buying and dealing drugs in the capital, thousands of addicts were gathered from Kabul and other cities and sent to clinics.
In recent days, the security forces have stabilized poppy cultivation fields in different parts of the country, and thousands of acres of land where poppy was cultivated have been destroyed so far.
The Islamic Emirate is committed to eradicating addiction in the country and ending poppy cultivation, and it follows this commitment seriously.
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