After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin

High levels of unemployment and poverty in Iraq lead to an alarming rise in heroin addiction.

by

    The number of illegal drug factories being discovered in Iraq is rising.

    And so is the number of addiction patients, particularly in poverty-stricken southern parts.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.