Nov 14 - Pope Benedict appeals for an international aid effort for Haiti as cholera continues to spread through the earthquake-stricken population. Katharine Jackson reports.
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All her mother's tiny hospital and gone I -- province Haiti is designed to admit when he patients. Now hundreds are seeking treatment as cholera continues to spread through the earthquake devastated country. The hospital courtyard is now on makeshift triage center where the fix sleep on cots many of them being fed intravenously. has an effect in ninety but every -- it was yesterday that I got infected with the disease -- key in this one Tommy Mandela. I'm glad I'm here at the cost of its I realize that my entire family is that McKinney. The death toll from the cholera epidemic has exceeded 900 according to -- health ministry . More than 141600. Hospitalized cases have also been reported. Cholera did not normally striking the Caribbean. And no one is believed to be in years. Up to 200000. Patients could contract cholera during the outbreak the United Nations said in a report on Friday. Pope Benedict is -- coffins into a -- Peter's square in Vatican City asked the faithful and the global community to pray and provide for he -- Can stand up I encourage all of those who are doing their utmost to address this new emergency. And while I assure you of my special remembrance and prayer. I appeal to the international community. Generously aids population the report Etzioni. The UN said he will need more than 116. Million dollars in aid over the next year to combat the epidemic. Katherine Jackson. Reuters.
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