Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boy-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VJ89.htmlConceptually similarAfter the Storm in AfghanistanGP01X4PCompleted★★★★Boys in AfghanistanGP01X3CCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★Farmers in AfghanistanGP01X33Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4OBoy in AfghanistanShaker has walked from the village to come looking for his dad who was caught by the storm. Together with another shepherd he 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 5041pxKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Cows-Day-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-Rural scenes-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.