Islamic Relief is working hard to control an outbreak of cholera in Haiti which is spreading in camps housing people displaced by the devastating hurricane that struck the Caribbean island last year.
Since the start of the epidemic in 0ctober, 4,200 people have died and close to 120,000 people have been hospitalised.
In April, the Haitian Ministry of Health, working closely with humanitarian agencies, was said to have had the outbreak under control - but new developments have started to cause concern.
“As the hurricane season approaches, the hygiene level within the IDP camps has been deteriorated by heavy rains resulting in further outbreak of cholera”, said Islamic Relief aid worker Mayumi Fuchi.
The Department of Public Health and Population, the World Health Organisation and other agencies have established a response coordination team to work at the national level, whilst Islamic Relief have been working hard to stop the spread of cholera through its own aid work.
“Islamic Relief Haiti has been working with the existing beneficiaries at IR camps, provided further hygiene kits, distributed hygiene awareness posters and brochures, and conducted hygiene awareness training”, added Ms Fuchi.