Missionary: 200,000 could die of cholera in Haiti
December 14, 2010
Father Antonio Menegon, head of the Camillian missionaries in Haiti, told the Fides news agency that the situation there is increasingly desperate. Some 2,100 have died of cholera, he says, and “we are talking about 400,000 infections and 200,000 deaths if this pandemic continues without being stopped.”
“The situation is dramatic, for the violence [is] also raging throughout the country following the outcome of the elections,” he added. “Ports and airports are closed, there are very few flights. Because of the violence, the United States and Canada have closed their embassies. The stores have been besieged. We cannot supply medicines or oil, everything is closed.”
- Between violence and cholera: “the situation is dramatic. Help us, here they need everything” (Fides)
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