Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Girl-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2YNQW.htmlConceptually similarBlind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★A Man and a Baby in AfghanistanGP01X30Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★Upper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X31Completed★★★★View AllGP01X47Girl in AfghanistanChira in Shikhan. Hers is one of the families already visited by the photographer in 2001. Her father Gholam passed away a year after the summer of 2001. The girl firmly clutches the first picture she has ever seen of the father she cannot remember. This week her mother had to sell a 7 kg bag of rice to pay for Chira's visit to the 'doctor', a trader without any medical training who buys medicine in town to sell to the villagers. The nearest clinic is half a day trekking across the mountains; the closest surgical hospital is several days through equally rugged terrain.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-Full length-Girls-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-SadnessShoot: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.