Photographer: Hoshang Hashimi
Title: Insecurity, poverty and climate change
Location: Afghanistan
Period: 08/2018 - 10/2021
Category: Spot News

Climate change has plagued the Afghan people at a time when insecurity and poverty have eradicated them. They sell baby girls for less than $ 500. Now that the Taliban have seized power, there is no hope for progress.



Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows a child standing on a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows donkeys transporting water along a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 17 2021 shows a family relocating from an area due drought in Muqur district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows Hasoda which was recently sold with her sister to the families of their future husbands standing inside a tent at the Shamal Darya Internally Displaced People IDP camp in Qala-i-Naw Badghis Province Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls lives

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 14 2021 shows Asho a little girl betrothed to a 23-year-old man to whose family was indebted sitting outside a tent at the Shamal Darya Internally Displaced People IDP camp in Qala-i-Naw Badghis Province Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls lives

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 14 2021 shows children Farishteh R and Shokriya 2L which were recently sold to the families of their future husbands sitting with their father outside a tent at the Shamal Darya Internally Displaced People IDP camp in Qala-i-Naw Badghis Province Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls lives

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 14 2021 shows Sabehreh R with her daughter Zakereh who is betrothed to the grocer s four-year-old son to cover the family s debt sitting at the Zaimat Internally Displaced People IDP camp in Qala-i-Naw Badghis Province Child marriage has been practised in Afghanistan for centuries but war and climate change-related poverty have driven many families to resort to striking deals earlier and earlier in girls lives

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows a youth plowing a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows a youth leading his sheep along a dry land in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

This picture taken on October 15 2021 shows a child filling jerrycans with water in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

In this photo taken on August 5 2018 drought-displaced Afghan children look on from their tent at a camp for internally displaced people in Injil district of Herat province For only the second time in his life Afghan farmer Murad Khan Ishaqzai has been forced to leave the home where he was born 80 years ago -- not by war but the worst drought in living memory More than 250 000 people in western Afghanistan have been displaced by the months-long dry spell that has devastated crops livestock and water supplies

Insecurity, poverty and climate change

In this picture taken on October 15 2021 an Afghan family stands by the door of their mud brick home in the village Haji Rashid Khan in Bala Murghab district in Badghis province Drought stalks the parched fields around the remote Afghan district of Bala Murghab where climate change is proving a deadlier foe than the country s recent conflicts