Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Local-Population-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL20Z5R.htmlConceptually similarLocal Community in AfghanistanGP01X4ACompleted★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Floods Victim in AfghanistanGP01X54Completed★★★★View AllGP01X37Local Population in AfghanistanShikhan's Commander Mohammed Sharif together with his men. He said: "If the Taliban attack, we have to defend the village, but there are only very few men left. Eighty percent of the men and boys have left, looking for work and food, because harvest failed yet again in this area due to a severe drought. There is hardly anyone left to protect the village if needed. Every day, ten to twenty people come to my house asking for food. I had 2800 kg of wheat, which seems a lot, but stores will run out very quickly. If no assistance reaches this village, people will leave this place in six weeks time".Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Adult-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Firearms-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Portraits-Small group of people-WeaponsShoot: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.