The extensive flooding caused by Cyclone Nargis is evident from the air. Rice paddy fields that would normally be under cultivation for the monsoon rice crop lie submerged, with flooded nearby villages abandoned. The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) estimates that over 52,000 farming families will be dependent on food aid if they are not able to plant rice crops for the main November harvest.
Photo by Neryl Lewis, RRT.
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