Monday, March 8, 1999 Published at 15:05 GMT
Special Report: Hurricane Mitch
Hurricane Mitch may have disappeared but those left in its wake face a long and difficult period recovering from the devastation. BBC News Online looks back at Hurricane Mitch's path of destruction and what the future holds for its victims.
Months after the hurricane, the people of Honduras are still struggling to rebuild their lives: Peter Morgan reports.
The burden of debt
Disease fears grow for survivors
Laura Arriola de Guity spent six days clinging to debris after being washed out to sea by floods.
Street kid victims of Mitch
Nothing left but their lives
Mitch hits poor hardest
Aid effort in action
BBC News Online tracks the progress of Hurricane Mitch.
Photo essay: Visions of disaster
Photo essay: Digging out
Coffee crops hit
What hurricanes are, how they start and why they are so dangerous.
Links to more information on Mitch