Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/After-the-Storm-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VM1I.htmlConceptually similarBoy in AfghanistanGP01X4OCompleted★★★★Shepherds in AfghanistanGP01X4ZCompleted★★★★Rain Clouds in AfghanistanGP01X4YCompleted★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Floods in AfghanistanGP01X59Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X34Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4PAfter the Storm in AfghanistanBoots of the shepherds caught in the storm in the mountains. One of them says "We withstood the downpour. There was just nowhere to go. I used to always be able to predict the weather but this was unprecedented. The water came from all sides. We thought we would die. We had to stay here in these meadows and couldn't find cover anywhere"Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Clothing-Day-Footwear-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Storms (climate change)Shoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanIn the summer of 2001 photographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. In 2009, they revisited the same district of Shahr-e-Bozorg to try and find the families they had met eight years earlier. They found many of the people they interviewed and portrayed earlier and saw how rehabilitation programs had made a huge difference to their lives. But this spring, as northern Afghanistan was hit by extreme storms, rainfall and flooding for many weeks, much of the hard work that was done in recent years was falling apart yet again. Houses and schools collapsed, roads were disrupted or completely disappeared by landslides, and drinking water systems were polluted and destroyed. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.