(Port-au-Prince) -- The American Red Cross has been on the scene in Haiti since the early hours after a horrific quake struck and killed 230-thousand people and left a million others homeless.
David Meltzer of the American Red Cross says his organization is still providing food and clean water to over 100-thousand people daily.
In addition, the Red Cross is actively engaged in building homes, which Meltzer says remains the number one need for Haitians.
He says huge numbers of the island's residents are still living underneath tarps that are providing their only protection.
The spread of disease remains a threat to the people of the Caribbean nation.
Vaccination campaigns went into effect in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and are ongoing.
The American Red Cross is making the fight against cholera one of its biggest efforts.
The group will spend over 15-million dollars alone to combat the disease.
Experts have described the quake that left Haiti in ruins the worst in the region in more than 200 years.
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