Swarms of rats plague rural Myanmar

Published on 20 October 2009

A spreading plague of rats has devoured crops in western Myanmar, giving rise to a famine that threatens hundreds of thousands in the country's remote Chin State. (..) The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) reported in March that the rat infestation had spread to the outskirts of the main town in Chin State, Hakha, where the rats had invaded tea plantations and tamarind orchards.

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