Opium brides, Najibullah Quraishi (2012)

Publication date: 03 January 2012

PBS Frontline broadcasted on January 3 a thought provoking reportage on Afghanistan's opium brides. Reporter Najibullah Quraishi journeyed into the Afghan countryside to reveal the deadly bargain local farm families have been forced to make with drug smugglers in order to survive.

Watch this story and related stories in Frontline's website.

For more information on the opium brides, read also "In the Shadows of the Insurgency in Afghanistan: Child Bartering, Opium Debt, and the War on Drugs by Atal Ahmadzai and Christopher Kuonqui, published in Children of the Drug War: Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People.

Opium brides

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