Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Land-Erosion-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VDHQ.htmlConceptually similarLand Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Burial Ground in AfghanistanGP01X3HCompleted★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Damaged School in AfghanistanGP01X52Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Upper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★View AllGP01X56Land Erosion in AfghanistanDrought and erosion have severely affected the district of Shahr-e Bozorgh. In the picture, a collapsed teahouse on the road between Shikhan and Malwan.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-Drought-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Landslides-Mountains-Outdoors-Storms (climate change)-ValleysShoot: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.