Haiti One Year On: Addressing the urgent need for clean water and sanitation
January 5, 2011 By
The IRC's cholera response teams have been visiting camps all over Port-au-Prince to talk to residents, answer their questions about cholera, and talk about how they can help people in affected areas practice good hygiene so that they don't make others sick.
A young resident of Juvenat 7 camp, near Petionville in Port-au-Prince, announces that the cholera response team has arrived. These nurses and water and sanitation experts have been pushing an education campaign to dispel dangerous rumors about the illness.
After losing his wife and his home to January's devastating earthquake, Oservio Janvier lost touch with the relatives who found and cared for his son in the chaos that followed. Nine months later, an IRC family tracing team's detective work brought an overjoyed Oservio and his little boy, nine-year-old Genald, back together.