Church responds to cholera outbreak in Haiti and Papua New Guinea

by | Dec. 10, 2010

Official Church Info

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has joined with other nongovernmental organizations in response to a major cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea. Local Church leaders report 75 deaths from the outbreak among Latter-day Saints. It is unclear how many total deaths there are, but some reports indicate it could be in the hundreds.

“We express our deep love and concern for those who have been affected by this epidemic,” said Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Church’s Pacific Area Presidency. “We offer our sincere condolences to those who have lost family or friends.”

The Church has sent 25 tons of emergency food and medical supplies to the region. The first shipment of food from the Church in Port Moresby arrived in Daru on 24 November.

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