COVID-19 threatens to push more people into drug use

With the globe currently faced with the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting every aspect of life, there are concerns that more people will be driven to substance abuse, or left vulnerable to drug trafficking. In marking International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, annually observed on the 26th of June, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appealed for solidarity to stop the increasing illicit drug threats to poor and vulnerable groups. Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to UNODC Regional Representative in Southern Africa, Zhuldyz Akisheva.