Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Population-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2062X.htmlConceptually similarCollecting Food Aid in AfghanistanGP01X3ECompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Boys in AfghanistanGP01X3CCompleted★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3JCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Drought in AfghanistanGP01X3GCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★View AllGP01X3DLocal Population in AfghanistanThe population in the remote areas of northern Afghanistan is suffering from a severe drought. In the picture, men and boys walked for days to reach a food distribution site on the Kokcha river where British aid organization Oxfam is distributing wheat flour, cooking oil, tea and sugar. Climate change is causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3623pxKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Donkeys-Drought-Dry-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Poverty-Rural scenesShoot: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.