Guernsey

Guernsey sends water aid to Haiti

People collect rehydration medicine in Haiti
Image caption Haiti has called for donations of rehydration medicine as it has been used to treat cholera victims

A Guernsey-based charity has sent more than 500 rehydration sachets to Haiti to help the victims of the cholera outbreak in the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was "difficult to predict" the outbreak's course as it was the first for more than 100 years.

Haiti was devastated earlier this year by an earthquake and its aftermath.

Islanders bought the sachets which have been transported by the Bridge 2 Haiti campaign.

Founder Sarah Griffiths said: "The response has been amazing."

The charity has also raised more than £6,500 to fund three water bowsers.

The lack of clean drinking water has been seen as a major contributor to the outbreak as cholera is a water-borne disease.

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