Thursday, April 01, 2010

Emergency Appeal: Haiti « Praecipio International

Emergency Appeal: Haiti « Praecipio International:
"Floodwaters trigger the overflow of pit latrines bringing raw sewage flow into the camps contaminating local water sources. Contact with raw sewage greatly increases the chance of exposure to waterborne pathogens that cause diarrheal disease. Prior to the January 12th earthquake, diarrheal disease was already a leading cause of illness and death for children in Haiti. Now, both children and adults living in temporary shelters with inadequate hygiene are facing a substantial increased risk for diarrheal disease due to the environmental conditions, which will only worsen as the rainy season unfolds in Haiti.

The medical infrastructure in Haiti consists mainly of volunteer and non-profit groups who are themselves transitional"

Just a reminder that Haiti is not out of trouble yet. Your help is still needed!

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