Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Floods-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V402.htmlConceptually similarDrought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Burial Ground in AfghanistanGP01X3HCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3JCompleted★★★★Floods Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4GCompleted★★★★Collecting Food Aid in AfghanistanGP01X3ECompleted★★★★View AllGP01X59Floods in AfghanistanHeavy floods have destroyed the road between Jaftal and Faizabad. Climate change is causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Fayzabad-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Destruction-Floods-KWCI (GPI)-Mountains-Outdoors-Roads-Storms (climate change)Shoot: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.