Somalia: Khat, and Covid-19

Somalia: Khat, and Covid-19

Source: The Rift Valley Institute published in May 2020
The Rift Valley Institute published in May 2020 a brief paper titled “Khat and Covid-19: Somalia’s Cross-Border Economy in the Time of Coronavirus” by Sahra Ahmed Koshin.

Measures to contain COVID-19 have imposed restrictions on khat imports and consumption that have affected livelihoods of khat sellers.  The reduced supply has hit government revenues and shifted more of the trade to contraband.