Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boys-Trekking-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V7AK.htmlConceptually similarVillagers at a Bazaar in AfghanistanGP01X4MCompleted★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Upper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Shepherds in AfghanistanGP01X4ZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4UBoys Trekking in AfghanistanBoys in Shikhan trek through the mountains with their donkeys. With the roads destroyed by floods and extreme rainfalls, villagers again have to bring in everything by donkey or horse. This has doubled the food prices for all staples and other products.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Donkeys-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Landslides-Local population-Mountains-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.