When I first started Iâ€™m Just Thinkinâ€™ I wrote about the water crisis in Haiti in a 3-part series. I thought I would re-visit this 6 months after the devastating earthquake that shook their worldâ€¦
Prior to the earthquake Haiti had water supply problems. And the earthquake only added to the issue. I hope that youâ€™ll read â€œâ€™till their cup overflows,â€ the series that further explains the background.
As expected, the situation has only deteriorated in Haiti since the earthquake. The people of Port-Au-Prince are experiencing typhoid outbreaks, and the United Nations Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster Coordinator has warned of the likelihood of the biggest diarrhea outbreak the world has seen in 20 years. The immediate needs are enormous, and the long-term objective of creating a public water supply system is slow to move forward as the neighborhoods there are still displaced with make-shift shelters and camps. The Linked Map displays some of the ongoing efforts.
Living Water International is one of many organizations involved with helping the people of Haiti. International Action is also very active in helping. Please consider helping the people of Haiti in any way you can.