Friday, March 12, 2010

Aid groups challenged by Haiti's coming rains

Getting the 1.3 million homeless quake survivors in Haiti under shelter before the onset of the country's wet season in the next couple of months is a top priority, UN and Red Cross officials said Monday."We recognize that the rainy season represents a very grave threat to the quake-affected people in the improvised settlements. And the floods in the southwest over the weekend were a reminder of what's to come," Red Cross spokesman Alex Wynter told AFP.He was referring to inundations that killed at least 13 people and forced the evacuation of 3,000 in and around Haiti's third-biggest city of Les Cayes on Saturday -- a region untouched by January's devastating earthquake....

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