Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boy-after-the-Storm-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VYO4.htmlConceptually similarBoys after the Storm in AfghanistanGP01X4KCompleted★★★★Boy after the Storm in AfghanistanGP01X4ICompleted★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4FCompleted★★★★Grieving a Flood Victim in AfghanistanGP01X4WCompleted★★★★Floods Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4SCompleted★★★★Boys Trekking in AfghanistanGP01X4UCompleted★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4LCompleted★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4JBoy after the Storm in AfghanistanWhen the storm has passed a curious young boy ventures outside to explore the damage. The local community is heavily threaten by climate change as extreme storms, rainfalls and flooding are hitting the country.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Eye contact-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-Primary school age (5-9)-ThunderstormsShoot: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.