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Natives of Burma in boat in the middle of floodwaters.

Waters of Death and Life

People displaced by floodwaters from Cyclone Komen in Burma (also called Myanmar) secure life-saving provisions of rice and drinking water aboard boats. High needs for relief remain, and rebuilding and recovery will require more assistance in the face of continuing landslides and forecasts of more rains. International media and aid agencies are unaware of needs in many remote areas, the ministry director of a Burma-based ministry said. "The flood and the landslides are still going on," he said. "Thousands of houses and paddy fields have been destroyed. The government, Non-Governmental Organizations and other volunteer teams are also doing the relief activities, but there are many suffering people who are neglected and have not received any relief."

Assist flood victims in Burma/Myanmar
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