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February 24, 2010

In Haiti, shortage of toilets has officials concerned about spread of diseases

As relief agencies turn their focus to protecting Haiti's homeless earthquake survivors from the impending rainy season, bringing toilets to camps has become critical. There are nowhere near enough toilets — portables, latrines or any other kind — for the tens of thousands living in the camps in and around Port-au-Prince. The squalid conditions have government and relief workers worried about a potential outbreak of deadly diseases, such as diarrhea, spread by unsanitary conditions.

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