At the June 19 U.N. shelter cluster meeting, cluster lead the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed serious concern about the gap in shelter assistance. According to IFRC, the scale of this disaster is far greater than initially reported, with an estimated 1.1 to 1.5 million people with severely damaged or destroyed homes. The widespread lack of earthquake-resistant housing designs, construction techniques, and building materials, as well as the high population density of the affected areas, contributed to the severe impact of the earthquake on the housing sector., On June 16, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that the total number of tetanus cases has risen to 60, with 21 fatalities. Despite the rise in reported cases, the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) notes that the tetanus epidemic has likely peaked, but that increased outreach will better identify existing ongoing tetanus cases. USAID/OFDA supports the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and MOH mobile health teams in active case identification and provision of treatment and referrals for rehabilitation.
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