Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Floods-Damage-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VNUW.htmlConceptually similarFloods in AfghanistanGP01X59Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3JCompleted★★★★Floods Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4SCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Boy in AfghanistanGP01X4XCompleted★★★★Villagers at a Bazaar in AfghanistanGP01X4MCompleted★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4ACompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4GFloods Damage in AfghanistanPart of the Jaftal village on the Kokcha river has collapsed because of the floods and mountain slides. Several shops have been destroyed. The whole area is under heavy threat of climate change as extreme storms, rainfalls and flooding are hitting the country.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Erosion-Floods-KWCI (GPI)-Landslides-Outdoors-VillagesShoot: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.