Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Population-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL20202.htmlConceptually similarLocal Population in AfghanistanGP01X2ZCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Local Community in AfghanistanGP01X4ACompleted★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X34Completed★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X37Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★View AllGP01X39Local Population in AfghanistanQorban Bej with daughter-in-law Wasila, Shams Rahman (4 years) and Bibi Zara (8 years). Qorban Bej's son had died earlier that spring. "We did not have enough food for months. One day he got home from the mountains where he had been looking for edible plants and he just collapsed. He kept vomiting and then he died", Qorban Bej said. Like the rest of the village the family tried to live of the land as wheat farmers. With nothing much growing due to the severe drought, the lack of food is acute.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Dry-Families-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Poverty-Small group of people-WomenShoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanPhotographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled on horseback for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans. The overgrazing and overpopulation are depleting meadows and agricultural lands, making these ever more vulnerable to the changing climate and increasingly extreme weather in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas mountain range. The Hindu Kush-Himalayas serves as water towers tot 1.3 billion people who depend on the glaciers to sustain their ecosystems and as a source of freshwater. The UNEP/World Glacier Monitoring Service estimated that the glacier area in northern Afghanistan decreased by more than 50 percent over the 20th century.