GROWING NUMBER OF YEMENI CHILDREN ADDICTED TO QAT

Collection with 8 media items created by Editor's Picks

12 Dec 2012 10:30

In Yemen, Qat addictions have grown to epidemic proportions among children and young adults. The drug induces a similar high as that of caffeine, and can be highly addictive. The problem is such that many children stop going to school, instead choosing to stay home to chew the bitter plant with friends, or addicted family members. Officials are concerned about the growing problem, an fear that the plant is creating a generation of illiterate children.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Qat (2 0f...
Al Hudaydah, Yemen
By wail
10 Dec 2012

In a Yemeni wedding, two twelve-year old boys storing Al Qat with their father, he allows them only in weddings.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Qat (13 0...
Bajil, Yemen
By wail
10 Dec 2012

In the city of Bajil, a ten year old boy, storing qat at the street, he doesn't go to school.
Al Qat sellers give him some everyday.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Qat (14 0...
Al Hudaydah, Yemen
By wail
10 Dec 2012

Thirteen year old boy, storing qat in the city of Al Hudaydah.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Qat (22 0...
Bajil, Yemen
By wail
10 Dec 2012

Ten year old Yemeni boy, storing qat at the streets.
He doesn't go to school.
Al Qat sellers give him some everyday for free.
His name is Ali.

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Yemeni Children Addicted to Qat (24 0...
Bajil, Yemen
By wail
10 Dec 2012

Ten year old Yemeni boy, storing qat at the streets.
He doesn't go to school.
Al Qat sellers give him some everyday for free.
His name is Ali.