Columbia University Awards

Posted on 19th Dec, 2012

Reporter Najibullah Quraishi uncovered a terrible consequence of the Afghan government’s war on poppy production; rural families forced to give their daughters to drug traffickers because they were unable to repay borrowed money after crops were destroyed by the government eradication program. Interviews with poppy farmers reveal a commitment to the continued growth of lucrative poppies.
http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/924-2013-winners/707



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