Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Mother-and-Son-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2Y1C8.htmlConceptually similarLocal Population in AfghanistanGP01X32Completed★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X36Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Ill Man in AfghanistanGP01X4BCompleted★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X37Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★View AllGP01X49Mother and Son in AfghanistanMir Negor and her son Haroun in Shikhan. They are some of the people already met by the photographer in 2001. In 2001 Mir Negor wanted to leave the village. Almost everything she owned had been sold for food. As it turns out in 2009 Mir Negor never managed to leave, but their lives have improved somewhat. Haroun is just about to leave to help workmen installing a big metal gate to the family's courtyard.Mir Negor's husband who had left in 2001 to find food did return to his family, but died a year later. The two sons who had left at the same time, traveled abroad and stayed in Iran. Every now and then they send money. Daughter Alia has married and moved in with her family in law according to habit. A third son now studies pharmacy in Kabul, thanks to the regular savings that his brothers send over.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Boys-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Families-Full length-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-Sons-Two peopleShoot: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.