Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Family-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2YH8I.htmlConceptually similarFamily in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X32Completed★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X31Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4DFamily in AfghanistanRoshan with Khalil, Nooreen and Kalam in Shikhan, one of the family met already by the photographer in 2001.Roshan's husband stayed away for a good five or six years, she says. All this time, her neighbours helped her and the children to survive. Often they trekked across the mountains in search of plant roots and edible leaves. And after a long silence her husband did send money. They were big amounts: 300,000 Afghanis (roughly 6000 dollars) twice, enough to help them through the hardest times. Her husband earned this money by cleaning toilets and with other dirty work. Now he is a trader, bringing tea and sugar to Shikhan. The eldest daughter Kalam has recently married. The other two, Noreen and Khalil, still attend school and in the early mornings the madrassa, or Koran school, as well. Noreen is now in sixth grade, her brother in seventh. Khalil has plans to further his education in Shar-e-Bozorg. For girls there are no such possibilities.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Families-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Pre-adolescent children (10-13)-Small group of people-WomenShoot: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.