Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Population-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL20RE8.htmlConceptually similarGirl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★Child in AfghanistanGP01X3ICompleted★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X31Completed★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X3ALocal Population in AfghanistanA young girl and her family in the background. Her mother cannot find enough food to feed her children as the whole area is suffering from a severe drought. The men are leaving the district to try to collect food from a far away food distribution site.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Families-Girls-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-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.