Scroll around the map of the delta region to find out more from the people affected by the disaster and those trying to help.

Cyclone Nargis: One year on

In May 2008, tropical cyclone Nargis bore down on southern Burma, claiming at least 140,000 victims and affecting 2.4 million others.
Ignoring protests from foreign governments and aid agencies, Burma’s reclusive military junta refused widespread access to the devastated Irrawaddy delta for weeks after the storm hit.
Foreign journalists are still banned from reporting in Burma, but through the voices of local people and information from aid agencies, the BBC has built up a picture of life in some of the worst-hit areas.

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