MINNEAPOLIS--()--Exactly two months after the earthquake in Haiti, the American Refugee Committee warns that many more people may die from the spread of diseases brought on by the fast-approaching rainy season.
“Many people still need shelter, and, with the incoming rains, there is a potential for many more deaths from diseases such as malaria, typhoid, and diarrheal diseases.”
“A public health disaster looms, and thousands more people are still in need of assistance,” said Daniel Wordsworth, American Refugee Committee President. “Many people still need shelter, and, with the incoming rains, there is a potential for many more deaths from diseases such as malaria, typhoid, and diarrheal diseases.”
The American Refugee Committee is assisting more than 10,000 people in two areas of Haiti, and is expanding its shelter and health programs to address the public health crisis. To date, the American Refugee Committee:
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