Myanmar: people hit worse by cyclone Nargis than during the 2004 tsunami
FAO Regional media release (Thailand)
08 May 2008
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is mounting this week the first damage and needs assessment mission into Myanmar's fishing sector, believed to be hit worse by cyclone Nargis than during the 2004 tsunami. The five most affected states are considered the country's food basket, producing surpluses of fish, rice and pork for other parts of Myanmar, and overall food security situation in Myanmar is threatened, FAO said.