Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Community-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V39U.htmlConceptually similarGirls in AfghanistanGP01X53Completed★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X31Completed★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Floods Victim in AfghanistanGP01X54Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4FLocal Community in AfghanistanMother Hikayat, a widow, with her children Zikrullah, the girls Ferooza and Manoora and the smallest boy Shukrullah in Upper Malwan. Their house collapsed due to a storm. The local community is heavily threaten by climate change as extreme weather and flooding are hitting the country.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Families-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-Small group of people-Storms (climate change)-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.