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By INU Staff 

INU - Recent reports from Iran have detailed the horrific situation of pregnant women addicted to drugs highlighting an increasingly worrying social situation. 

Qanoon, a state-run newspaper, reported that the biggest social problems in Iran were drug addicted men and homeless people, but now there are more and more addicted women giving birth to babies that are brought into the world already suffering from addiction.

By INU Staff 

INU - Medical care and medication in Iran is very expensive for the people, causing more and more people to fall below the poverty line every year. 

The fact that the Iranian authorities are unable to provide adequate health care budgets is making the situation worse.

By INU Staff 

INU - As the May presidential elections approach in Iran, the regime is cracking down again on social media users and activists. It has been reported that several activists are being held on charges of obscenity and security charges according to the country’s judiciary.

At a World Health Day event on Sunday, Iran’s Health Minister, Hassan Ghazizadeh said, “The people are victims of wrong decisions made by a number of policymakers and what we see today is unfortunately in a path of hopelessness.” He added that in the past 26 years the number of people suffering from depression in Iran has doubled.

A high incidence of unemployment and low pay has many of Iran’s citizens suffering all the hardships of a failing economy.  Meanwhile, the ruling class lives in luxury. While droves of beggars and drug addicts wander the streets, and the homeless find shelter living under bridges, or in the sewerage canals that run alongside the country’s highways, the rich insulate themselves from the rest of nation.

As Iranian officials launch campaigns to collect child workers and beggars and remove them from the streets, State-run Salamat News website investigated the problem. Its report reads, “Rounding up drug addicts, homeless people living in the streets, runaway girls, beggars and many others that have ended up in such situations as a result of poverty and the class gap in our society have ended in failure as a result of hasty measures carried out by authorities.” 

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