Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boys-Working-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2Y0B7.htmlConceptually similarLocal Men and Boy in AfghanistanGP01X3BCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Boys in AfghanistanGP01X3CCompleted★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★View AllGP01X3FBoys Working in AfghanistanTwo boys are part of a group of men who are working on a road to connect their isolated district to other parts of Afghanistan. The laborers work in exchange for food. Harvests failed for three years in a row due to severe droughts. Many families don't have sufficient food supplies and importing food from across the mountain is very expensive.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Manual workers-Outdoors-Pre-adolescent children (10-13)-RoadsShoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanPhotographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled on horseback for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans. The overgrazing and overpopulation are depleting meadows and agricultural lands, making these ever more vulnerable to the changing climate and increasingly extreme weather in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas mountain range. The Hindu Kush-Himalayas serves as water towers tot 1.3 billion people who depend on the glaciers to sustain their ecosystems and as a source of freshwater. The UNEP/World Glacier Monitoring Service estimated that the glacier area in northern Afghanistan decreased by more than 50 percent over the 20th century.