In Afghanistan, climate change complicates future prospects for peace

Experts say warming will further fuel natural disasters, mass displacement, child marriage, and conflict.

Tents and makeshift shelters dot the sprawling Shahrak-e-Sabz camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan’s third largest city. Here, many families survive on a single meal a day.

Photograph by Solmaz Daryani, National Geographic

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