• Report launch: Drugs & illicit practices

Report launch: Drugs & illicit practices

06 November 2015


Christian Aid is releasing reports on how the commerce in illicit drugs is affecting governance and poverty eradication. The reports reveal how the economies, governance, and the social fabric of entire nations are being shaped as the hugely-profitable illegal trade in drugs expands, protects itself, and distributes rewards, across national boundaries.

The reports, which reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily Christian Aid’s, cite situations where mafias become the providers of much-needed jobs and investment; drug lords are elected into government office; criminals are given sanctuary by the poor people they are supposed to prey on; and criminal syndicates serve as shadow sub-contractors of state security. The reports include in-depth case studies from four countries – Afghanistan, Colombia, Mali, and Tajikistan.

This event will launch the reports and provide an opportunity to discuss their findings.  A drinks reception will follow.

Venue: Room B102, SOAS campus, Thornhough Street, London WC1H 0XG

Time: From 6pm 

Tickets: Please contact Jane Savory at SOAS to reserve a place. js64@soas.ac.uk