Sustained drought affects Baise City of Guangxi

Children play on cracked paddy fields in Pingguo County of Baise City, southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 6, 2012. A sustained drought has affected at least 200,000 people, more than 70,000 heads of livestock and damaged 31,000 hectares of crops in six counties in the city of Baise of Guangxi, the regional civil affairs bureau said in a statement on Friday. (Xinhua/Luo Zhiken)

A farmer transplants rice seedlings in Pingguo County of Baise City, southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 6, 2012. A sustained drought has affected at least 200,000 people, more than 70,000 heads of livestock and damaged 31,000 hectares of crops in six counties in the city of Baise of Guangxi, the regional civil affairs bureau said in a statement on Friday. (Xinhua/Luo Zhiken)

A farmer irrigates the paddy field with pumped water in Pingguo County of Baise City, southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 6, 2012. A sustained drought has affected at least 200,000 people, more than 70,000 heads of livestock and damaged 31,000 hectares of crops in six counties in the city of Baise of Guangxi, the regional civil affairs bureau said in a statement on Friday. (Xinhua/Luo Zhiken)

A farmer irrigates the paddy field with a barrel of water in Pingguo County of Baise City, southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 6, 2012. A sustained drought has affected at least 200,000 people, more than 70,000 heads of livestock and damaged 31,000 hectares of crops in six counties in the city of Baise of Guangxi, the regional civil affairs bureau said in a statement on Friday. (Xinhua/Luo Zhiken)