Over 2,500 people have died and nearly 105,000 have been sickened in the cholera epidemic
besieging Haiti. The outbreak that began in mid-October came just nine months after
a devastating earthquake killed over 200,000 people and affected millions more – forcing
many to live in tent camps.
“Even though there’s been a decrease in the number
of refugees living in the camps, there are still close to one million,” says Jean-Daniel
Lefontant, Communications Officer for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti.
he says that the often uncomfortable living quarters will not affect Christmas celebrations.
have always adapted to the most difficult situations,” Lefontant told Vatican Radio.
“The camps are becoming small communities… because people have been there for nearly
a year now. And Christmas will be celebrated, also in the camps.”
to Jean-Daniel Lefontant’s full interview with Kelsea Brennan-Wessels: