Opioid Crisis​

Boko Haram

Boko Haram, which roughly means "Western Education is Forbidden" is radical Islamic group in Nigeria, which seeks to turn the country into a fundamentalist Islamic state.  According to Unicef, Boko Haram has kidnapped over 1000 children, focusing especially on schoolgirls, killed teachers and destroyed schools.  

Every day in the United States 130 people die from Opioids, including prescription pain relievers, and fentanyl. In the 1990's after pharmaceutical companies told the public that prescription Opioids would not cause addiction, doctors began to prescribe them at a higher rate. By 2007, 1.7 million people suffered from some prescription opioid substance-abuse disorder.

Human Trafficking

Contrary to what you might expect, the United States has one of the highest incidences of human trafficking in the world, with over 200,000 estimated trafficked every year. Human trafficking can happen to anybody, at any time and any place, although the majority (75%) occur to women and girls. 

Global Childhood Disease

According to Unicef, over 6 million children die every year from a preventable disease like malaria, scurvy, diarrhea or pneumonia. Over half of these deaths could be treated easily by inexpensive care, including simply nutrition, clean water, vaccination, and access to a primary care physician.

© 2019 by Erin Chung