Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Thunderstorm-Approaching-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V64X.htmlConceptually similarDamaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Damaged School in AfghanistanGP01X52Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Floods Victim in AfghanistanGP01X54Completed★★★★Schoolboys in AfghanistanGP01X4RCompleted★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X53Completed★★★★Girls in AfghanistanGP01X4ECompleted★★★★Boy in AfghanistanGP01X4XCompleted★★★★View AllGP01X4VThunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanBoys run home as a thunderstorm approaches the village just before nightfall. The village of Upper Malwan has suffered greatly from extreme weather. Huge boulders the size of cars, were unlocked from the soil by the landslides and bounced through the villages as if they were marbles, destroying everything in their path.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-Evening-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Storms (climate change)-ThunderstormsShoot: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.