Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Women-and-Children-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2YE24.htmlConceptually similarLocal Population in AfghanistanGP01X3MCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X4DCompleted★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X2ZCompleted★★★★Mother and Son in AfghanistanGP01X49Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X39Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X32Completed★★★★Local Population in AfghanistanGP01X38Completed★★★★Children in AfghanistanGP01X3OCompleted★★★★Family in AfghanistanGP01X35Completed★★★★View AllGP01X3KWomen and Children in AfghanistanMainly women and children stayed behind in the villages of Shahr-e-Bozorg during the drought that caused most of the men folk to leave the area in search of food for their families and paid work in Kabul or even Pakistan or Iran. The older children in the villages would trek to the mountains looking for edible plants and roots and staying away for days at a time.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e BozorgDate:1 Jun, 2001Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5500px X 3618pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Drought-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Poverty-Small group of people-WomenShoot: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.