Monday, May 19, 2008

Deep into the delta

A survivor of Cyclone Nargis tries to salvage parts of what remains
of his home in Burma's Irrawaddy delta.
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In his third dispatch, Jonathan Pearce describes the scene as a team from the aid agency Merlin delivers supplies to outlying villages near the town of Laputta

The quayside in Laputta looks out onto utter desolation. The sky is dark and it's still raining. From here a series of low-lying islands stretch across 50 miles of the Irrawaddy delta. Around 300,000 people used to live out there. In the desperate struggle to get help to the survivors of the cyclone, their plight is the most critical.

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