Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boy-and-Flooded-Farmland-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V865.htmlConceptually similarRain Clouds in AfghanistanGP01X4YCompleted★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Floods Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4GCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Boy in AfghanistanGP01X4XCompleted★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X2ZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4NBoy and Flooded Farmland in AfghanistanIsa Khan, 14 years old, in Badakhshan. He stands in front of his wheat and potato fields, washed away by the flooding Kokcha River in the spring. The family with 10 children has nothing left except for a small income from one of Isa's brothers who has a job as a teacher.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Agriculture-Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Destruction-Floods-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mountains-One person-OutdoorsShoot: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.