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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Disease in Philippines could run rampant

November 14th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Those who survived the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan may not be out of harm's way yet as it has been predicted a second round of deaths might be imminent.

The storm isn't returning, this new threat is an impending health crisis due to a lack of clean food and water as well as a breakdown in ordinary sanitation.

Read: Typhoon creates health crisis in the Philippines

Max Foster speaks to Dr. Natasha Reyes, who is concerned that disease in the Philippines may become out of control.

Afghan opium production hits new highs

November 14th, 2013
11:58 AM ET

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 36% this year, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Almost 90% of opium was cultivated in nine provinces in the south and the west, which include the most insurgency-ridden provinces in the country, the report said.

The report, the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey, was released in Kabul by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

"As we approach 2014 and the withdrawal of international forces from the country, the results of the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2013 should be taken for what they are – a warning, and an urgent call to action," the UNODC chief said.

Max Foster looks at Afghanistan's surging opium poppy production with Angela Me from the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime and CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson.

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