Disease Risk High Among Displaced People In Philippines
Wall Street Journal: Disease Risk Spreads as Philippine Evacuees Linger On
“…[T]housands of people [are] displaced by a bloody stand-off between Philippine government forces and a faction of the rebel Islamic group, the Moro National Liberation Front. The weeks-long battle that took place last September displaced more than 100,000 people from five villages around Zamboanga, a major port city on the southern island of Mindanao. … A shortage of toilets, food and medicine has increased the risk of disease, such as dengue and measles…” (Cuneta, 2/19).