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Global 3000

Global 3000

Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place - but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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It was once a declared goal of the United Nations to ensure the world is drug-free by 2008. But the war against drugs has failed. The business in illegal drugs is lucrative, with global trade currently worth more than 380 billion Euros a year. Then there is the complex fight against so-called "legal highs", that can be ordered easily online and delivered to your door.

Every day thousands of people around the world face one of the most difficult decisions of their lives: should they stay put, or should they flee. The documentary 'Afghanistan - How We Choose' follows several Afghans as they confront the dilemma.

Eritrea: Delving into a Sealed-Off Country - Many of the refugees who try to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean come from Eritrea, although it is currently troubled by neither famine nor war. They're fleeing the grim dictatorship in what has been called the African North Korea. According to UN information, more than 350,000 Eritreans have left their country so far, about seven percent of the population. Arbitrary arrest is the order of the day. Men are forced to spend a at least a year, often decades, in military service.

Kenya: Competition in the Aid Industry - In Kenya, the aid industry has become an important economic sector. Helping others can be a lucrative business with thousands of aid groups are competing for donations, but the needy often see little of the money. In Kibera, in what is reportedly Africa's biggest slum in the capital Nairobi, aid organizations are competing for contracts or funding for projects. Hundreds of thousands of people live here in crowded quarters, without running water, a sewage system or electricity. But the slum is also a center of the aid industry.

Corruption is a global problem. Over 6 billion people around the world are affected by it. What can be done to fight it? More in the latest edition of Global 3000.

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