Hurricane Mitch dumped as much as 65 cm of rainfall in a single day.

Thousands of landmines, laid during the nations' civil wars, have been scattered all over by floods and mudslides.

Honduras faces the task of rebuilding 94 bridges; 90 per cent of its roads, bridges and power lines have been swept away.

New homes are required for an estimated 25 per cent of the population.

In Honduras itself, 700,000 people will need food aid for the next month, where 54 per cent of the population is employed in farming.