Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Damaged-School-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V9LD.htmlConceptually similarLand Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Floods Victim in AfghanistanGP01X54Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X53Completed★★★★Boy in AfghanistanGP01X4XCompleted★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4FCompleted★★★★Rainfalls Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4QCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X52Damaged School in AfghanistanThe interiors of a badly damaged school in Malwan. The village children now sit out in the open to attend class. It is feared the school may collapse.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Destruction-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Public service buildings-SchoolsShoot: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.