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India - Social Issues - Heroin Addicts - Orphaned Child

India - Social Issues - Heroin Addicts - Orphaned Child

An orphaned child of parents killed by AIDS stands below a list of other children at the Only Grace Orphanage in Churachandpu. With the "Golden Triangle" stretching between Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China, a porus Indian border leaves India's Northeastern states like Manipur vulnerable to illegal heroin trade. Ongoing tribal insurgencies and corruption in India's northeastern states render communities like Churachandpur in Manipur politically volatile and economically stifled. High unemployment and minimal opportunity cause a higher number of youth to turn to drugs to escape poverty. But with Myanmar as a rough neighbor, and corruption making the stifling of the heroin trade almost impossible, heroin traffic goes on and little hope is left for any action to stop the free flow of heroin that devastates lives in India's volatile northeast.
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October 1, 2007
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