Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Burial-Ground-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2Y9ND.htmlConceptually similarDrought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Floods in AfghanistanGP01X59Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3JCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X3HBurial Ground in AfghanistanBurial ground of Shikhan area. By early summer there were already six new children graves. The region and its community are suffering from a severe drought. Climate change is causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Barbed wire (fence)-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Graves-KWCI (GPI)-Low angle view-OutdoorsShoot: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.