Published: Aug 25, 2012
By Kathryn Reid and Eugene Lee
Parts of Port-au-Prince are flooded and many tents in earthquake resettlement camps have collapsed, reports Reuters news service.
“There are close to 400,000 victims of the January 2010 earthquake still living in camps in Port-au-Prince. They remain amongst the most vulnerable,” says Jean-Claude Mukadi, World Vision national director in Haiti.
Forecasters expect Isaac to swept over eastern Cuba and gain strength as it heads toward the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for parts of Florida’s west coast.
Nearly 600,000 cases of cholera and 7,500 deaths have occurred in Haiti since October 2010. More rains and flooding can only make it worse.
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With reporting by David Munoz, a World Vision regional communications officer.
Photo: Reuters/Swoan Parker, courtesy the Thomson Reuters Foundation – AlertNet
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