Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Boys-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL205JO.htmlConceptually similarFarmers in AfghanistanGP01X33Completed★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4ACompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Boys Working in AfghanistanGP01X3FCompleted★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X37Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X34Completed★★★★Victims of War in AfghanistanGP01X4CCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X3CBoys in AfghanistanFazlullah, Mohammed Ismael and Jamaluddin, are three of the many boys who are traveling with their fathers from the village of Aspakha towards Qutchi to reach a site where the British charity Oxfam is distributing wheat for the most vulnerable families living in the severe drought affected areas. The men and boys have to cross the mountains for three days to reach Qutchi before they can load their donkeys to take the same arduous route back to their village.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5044pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Poverty-Pre-adolescent children (10-13)-Rural scenes-Three peopleShoot: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.