Haiti cholera outbreak bypasses sponsored members
October 26, 2010
FERRIER, Haiti – CFCA’s project in Ferrier, Haiti, reported that sponsored members, their families and project staff have not been affected by the recent outbreak of cholera in the country.
Cholera is a deadly diarrheal disease spread through contaminated water.
Major news media reported late last week that cases of cholera surfaced in the northwest.
Some cases were also reported in the capital of Port-au-Prince, but these have been contained and isolated. An estimated 1.3 million survivors from the Jan. 12 earthquake are homeless and residing in Port-au-Prince, according to Reuters.
Nelson Figueroa, the coordinator of CFCA in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, said that cases had appeared on the border and that the northwest border city of Dajabon had taken measures to control an outbreak.
CFCA serves 719 children, youth and aging members in Ferrier, Haiti, which is in the northeast. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.