Haiti earthquake - cholera (British Red Cross)

Poverty in Haiti
80% of women illiterate. More than 70% of Haitians living on less than $2 per day
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What % of people in Port-au-Prince were living in slum conditions?
86% - half had no access to a toilet. The canal running through Delmas 19 doubles as a toilet and rubbish dump. Flooding occurred every time it rained
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When did the 7.0 earthquake strike Haiti?
January 2010, about 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince
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How many died?
220,000
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How many left homeless?
1.5 million
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Red Cross Intervention
226,000 households given essentials such as blankets, cooking equipment and mosquito nets. 230,000 people treated in Red Cross emergency healthcare facilities, food and water distributed, rubble removed and financial support to 80,000 households
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How many killed by cholera
9,200 - due to poor sanitation in the camps which helped it spread rapidly. Causes diarrhoea and vomiting - patients can lose up to 10 litres of fluid in a single day. If left untreated can kill within 24 hours
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Treatment
Rehydration with clean water, salt and sugar.
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Where were the two Red Cross treatment centres?
La Pista camp and Port-a-Piment in the south of the country
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How much water was taken to the camps?
2.4 million litres of clean water to more than 300,000 people. Mass hygiene promotion programmes
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What did the Red Cross do to fix the canal?
built 1 kilometres worth of drainage.
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