Climate change threatens the Kalash people

Article published in Göteborgsposten
15 November 2015
By Rina Saeed Khan

Pakistan. “What choice do I have? This is the only piece of fertile land I own, even if it’s covered in blocks of stone right now. I must get it in order so I can plant my crops”,  says Mohd Faizi, a villager from Ayun in the Chitral district, whilst removing stones and digging in the sand covering his corn fields and fruit orchards.

Chitral has been badly affected by floods the last few years – especially in 2010 when all of Pakistan was hit – but the extent of this year’s flooding is unprecedented. Normally the monsoon never reaches Chitral, and many experts say that the floodings are because of climate change.

 

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