Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Child-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2Y8M5.htmlConceptually similarFamily in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X31Completed★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X2ZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X3IChild in AfghanistanTwo weeks ago Khalil's 4 year old brother died of hunger. Now his mother tries to keep the rest of her children alive. In the big pot an a wood fire there is only water and spring onions. The mother says: "This is all. We have no rice. No wheat. No oil. No beans. For the past three days I had nothing else to give the children to eat but these onions". Nine months ago her husband went looking for food. She doesn't know what has happened to him. The entire region is 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:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Food-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-Poverty-Primary school age (5-9)Shoot: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.