By. Mark Schuller, Ph.D, City University of New York and Faculte’d Ethnologie
This study is a follow up to the report, “Unstable Foundations,” results of six weeks of research during the summer of 2010, which argued that despite the billions in aid pledged to Haiti, most of Haiti’s estimated 1.5 million IDPs lived in substandard conditions. For example, seven months following the earthquake, 40.5 percent of IDP camps did not have access to water, and 30.3 percent did not have toilets of any kind. This lack of sanitation services became the prime breeding grounds for illnesses just like cholera, which struck Haiti with great force. As of the end of the year, there were an estimated 170,000 cases of the illness and 3600 deaths.
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