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International Relief and Development (IRD) is not lobbying to get things done in Haiti -- they are getting things done themselves. Immediately after news of the Cholera outbreak, IRD sent people overseas and announced a multi-faceted program in cooperation with the Government of Haiti, the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations to treat the infected and halt the spread of the disease. A key component of this response is the distribution of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) packets. Cholera can lead to severe dehydration, which, untreated, can result in death. Often, access to ORT can mean the difference between life and death. To date, IRD has distributed 64,000 ORT packets to Haitians.