Cyclone Komen is forecast to weaken over the next 12 hours as it moves into northwestern Burma.
Cyclone Komen is expected to cross Chittagong, Bangladesh, into northwestern Burma on Thursday evening, bringing with it wind speeds of up to 80 miles per hour and torrential rain.
Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.
The residents of flood-prone Kyaukphyu Township in southwestern Arakan State are still struggling to resume agricultural production seven years after their lands were devastated by Cyclone Giri in 2010.
Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta to leave some of their land fallow.
An exhibition by one of Burma’s preeminent photographers is part of a World Wildlife Fund project to inform officials and the public about the importance of nature to human survival.