Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Baby-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VKT1.htmlConceptually similarBlind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★Upper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4HBaby in AfghanistanWith an under-five child mortality rate of 257 per 1000, growing up in Afghanistan is still very much the survival of the fittest. While the bigger children now run around laughing and playing with self made hoops, smaller children can be found to be weak and listless. Without much supervision they appear to be left to cope on their own, like this baby in Shikhan.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Babies (0-2)-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Negative mood-One person-Outdoors-Sadness-VillagesShoot: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.