Food Crisis, Cholera Feared in Haiti

    Carmene Chales, left, walks with Anes Michaelange and one-year-old Alexandra Alexandre through an area where Hurricane Sandy triggered flooding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 27,  2012.  As Hurricane Sandy swirls off toward the U.S. East Coast, the Caribbean is mourning the storm-related deaths of at least 43 people and cleaning up wrecked homes, felled power lines and fallen tree branches. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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    Haiti still reeled on Tuesday from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the country with three days of rain and left 51 people dead so far, the highest death toll of any country. The United Nations warned that flooding and unsanitary conditions could lead to a cholera epidemic, two years after a cholera epidemic in 2010 sickened 600,000 people and killed more than 7,400. Crops were also wiped out by the storm, with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe saying the hurricane had been devastating “even by international standards,” and the country would be making an appeal for emergency aid.

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