Two Years After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps Continues Cholera Response and Disaster Preparedness Programs, But Commitment From Donors Still Critically Needed
January 10, 2012 – Los Angeles, Calif. - As Haiti marks the two-year anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake, International Medical Corps continues its lifesaving humanitarian programs in the country while calling for sustained public attention and donor commitment. Having delivered a comprehensive emergency response during the acute phases of the disaster, the organization is now focusing on cholera treatment and management as well as disaster preparedness for the country’s local and national health infrastructure.
“We are extremely concerned that half a million people still live in camps, access to water and sanitation is limited and cholera is still endemic,” said Sean Casey, International Medical Corps country director in Haiti. “We are optimistic about the government and its leadership, and about the future in Haiti. But we are also realistic, and recognize that building institutions and increasing capacity to provide for 10 million Haitian citizens will take time. We call on the international community to honor its commitments to Haiti.”
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