Haiti (CBS)— This year had already been a disastrous one for Haiti when a cholera epidemic erupted a few weeks ago that has killed over 700 people in the countryside and is spreading to the capital, Port-au-Prince. It’s where millions of people live in wretched conditions – a perfect breeding ground for the waterborne disease to flourish. Former President Bill Clinton, member of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission shares efforts in improving the conditions in Haiti.
The international community has promised to give Haiti more than $5 billion. But yet these people are living on a median.
This latest disaster couldn’t have come at a worse time: Haiti was already struggling to recover from last January’s earthquake that killed 300,000 people.