The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime analyses socio‐economic differences between villages that cultivate opium‐poppy and villages that do not in order to evaluate their status and living conditions.
The new policy decriminalised drug use, but not possession. Since possession is almost always the main indicator that someone uses drugs, criminalising possession ends up criminalising all people who use drugs in Myanmar.
This publication summarises the experiences and stories of affected female small farmers and aims to encourage political decision-makers and implementing organisations to include them in their development-oriented drug programmes.
Whilst WHO member states aim to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, interviews with 'at risk' individuals suggest that insufficient awareness of the illness and a lack of health facilities act as barriers to these ambitious targets.