Critical Need for Clean Water in Haiti
Earthquake survivors and medical facilities in Haiti are in desperate need of clean water to avoid the spread of disease.
The U.S. says it will send thousands of troops to Haiti to help rescue efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake. President Obama pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent U.S. history and said Haiti would "not be forgotten" in its hour of need.
Aid groups have started to distribute bottled water, water purification tablets and supplies are being delivered to Haiti on trucks from the Dominican Republic next door.
The lack of water could further weaken those who are injured, and the contamination of drinking water supplies could threaten all survivors.
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