The death count caused due to cholera in Haiti has gone up to 800 but many deaths have a chance to just go unrecorded in mountainous regions which are located very far from the hospitals. As a result the UN has called for help.
Gonaives, the Haitian city, has new pits dug up right behind the main cemetery just to make room for new corpses who have fallen victim to the deadly cholera. The capital of Port-au-Prince has hospitals which are quickly becoming emergency clinics.
Although the official death count has reached 800 but the actual death toll is expected to be much higher which has gone unreported. The reason is that this disease is water-borne and stalks areas in the mountains where people have to cover huge distances on foot to reach the closest hospital and deaths are not recorded very efficiently.
After the epidemic became much worse last week the United Nations has urged the donor nations for a sum of $164 million which will be used to bring in more doctors, water purification systems, medicines to fight this deadly disease.