|Unfavourable prospects for current crops||Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance||Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall|
ASIA: Millions of people in Asia have been affected by heavy and extensive monsoon rains and floods. The worst affected countries include China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. DPR Korea was hit by a severe drought during the spring which seriously affected the winter-spring and the main maize crops. In the Near East, three consecutive years of drought have severely reduced food production in Afghanistan, Jordan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Syria. In the CIS, food supply difficulties persist in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia due to drought.