Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Drought-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2YF7U.htmlConceptually similarLand Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Burial Ground in AfghanistanGP01X3HCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Floods in AfghanistanGP01X59Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★View AllGP01X3GDrought in AfghanistanA man walks on a arid road in Shikhan. The whole of Afghanistan is in the grip of a blistering drought. According to the World Food Programme five million Afghans have little or no access to food and eight hundred thousand had left their homes in search of something to eat. 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:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Dry-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-One person-Outdoors-Poverty-Roads-Rural scenes-VillagesShoot: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.