Almost a week after a devastating cyclone hit low-lying areas of southern Burma, hundreds of thousands of people are still in urgent need of help.
Limited aid supplies have been distributed, but international agencies say they have reached only a fraction of the population in need of assistance.
Many areas of the Irrawaddy Delta region remain under water. Food and clean drinking water are in desperately short supply in many areas.
Many people have lost everything, but prices of basic commodities and vital rebuilding materials are reported to have soared.
A sea surge washed away houses across the region. Families have no shelter and are living in the open air.
But Burma's military junta says it can cope. It wants countries and organisations to send aid but it does not want foreign personnel operating in the tightly-controlled country.
Experts warn that the Burmese government will not be able to cope alone, and that people could die if vital aid does not get to them.