Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Rain-Clouds-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VGDB.htmlConceptually similarLand Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X58Completed★★★★Boy and Flooded Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4NCompleted★★★★Floods Damage in AfghanistanGP01X4GCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3DCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3NCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3JCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4YRain Clouds in AfghanistanRain clouds gathering across the Kokcha river. On the other side of the river lies the district of Shahr-e-Bozorg in Badakhshan.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Clouds-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Mountains-Outdoors-Raining-Storms (climate change)Shoot: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.