Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Villagers-at-a-Bazaar-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2V2V2.htmlConceptually similarUpper Shikhan Village in AfghanistanGP01X50Completed★★★★Damaged Farmland in AfghanistanGP01X4TCompleted★★★★★★Blind Man in AfghanistanGP01X46Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Boys Trekking in AfghanistanGP01X4UCompleted★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Girl in AfghanistanGP01X47Completed★★★★Blind Girl in AfghanistanGP01X48Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4MVillagers at a Bazaar in AfghanistanVillagers in Shikhan selling their goats in the bazaar. Since the turn of the millennium, the population in this area has doubled in size. The herds of goats and sheep have expanded too, with increasing numbers of animals grazing the mountain slopes making them even more vulnerable to rainfall, and floods resulting in landslides and soil erosion.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Full length-Goats-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Markets-Men-Outdoors-Small group of 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.