Red Cross: Rains Could Bring New Humanitarian Emergency to Haiti

The coming rainy season in Haiti poses a threat of another humanitarian emergency in the quake-ravaged country, the International Red Cross said. 

Adding its voice to widespread concerns over the Haitian weather cycle, the Red Cross warned that the wet season is expected to be “extraordinarily violent,” posing greater threat to more than a million quake survivors living in shoddy tents in Port-au-Prince. 

With the lack of proper drainage and sanitation facilities, the Red Cross said diseases like diarrhea and cholera might break out among Haiti’s tent dwellers.

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