Inside Mother Camp: the woman tackling Afghanistan's drug problem

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Laila Haidari risks her life to run the country’s only private rehabilitation centre, helping hundreds of addicts a year

Laila Haidari is considered a criminal, despite never committing a crime. The 40-year-old works with drug addicts in Kabul. “The addicts I work with are considered criminal and dangerous and by extension I am considered criminal,” she says.

Despite opposition and death threats, eight years ago, Haidari opened the city’s only private drug rehabilitation centre, which so far has helped nearly 4,800 Afghans who would otherwise have ended up on the streets, or worse, dead.

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