Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boy-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V5SO.htmlConceptually similarRainfalls Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4QCompleted★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4ACompleted★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X2ZCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Boys Trekking in AfghanistanGP01X4UCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4XBoy in AfghanistanBoy with a roof beam recovered from one of the collapsed houses. In the first assessment after yet another storm, the village council estimated some 35 to 40 houses, or 10 percent of the total damaged or destroyed completely as a result of the bad weather, floods and landslides.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-ShadowsShoot: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.