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Many Men In War-Torn Somalia Suffer From Addiction, Depression, World Bank Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs, divorce and despair: Somalia’s forgotten male war victims
“Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce, and mental illness, the World Bank said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families. … Many Somali men are addicted to an amphetamine-like drug called khat, traumatized, depressed, and physically disabled, the study found. ‘Men find themselves dispensable, with no meaningful role and no stake in the future,” said the study, based on interviews with 400 men and 90 women living in Somalia and neighboring Kenya…” (6/11).

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