As of October 2012, an estimated 357,785 individuals (or about 90,415 households) remain in 496 IDP sites across the earthquake affected areas in Haiti. This reflects a 3% decrease in overall (IDP individuals) population compared to August 2012. The rate of change is slightly smaller compared to the 5% rate of decrease last period. The passing of hurricane Sandy did not have a substantial impact on the overall population figures in IDP sites. However, the hurricane did exacerbate the reports of suspected cholera cases with about 135 suspected cases reported in IDP sites the week following the hurricane.