Being a Christian in Burma has never been an easy thing. This year is has gotten even more difficult.
First, the Karen and Karenni people were hit by Cyclone Nargis. Then the Burmese junta blocked aid especially to these two predominantly Christian ethnic groups.
Now there is a rat infestation in the mostly Christian Chin State. This is completely unrelated to the ravages of the Cyclone. Chin State is in the north of the country. This plague hits twice each century and is caused by the flowering of bamboo. The explosion in the rat population results in the consumption of all of the food supplies.
The junta will provide no aid and will allow no outside help. They are quite pleased that starvation in setting in. More information is available in the Telegraph.