In October 2010, cholera broke out in the Artibonite region of Haiti. According to Haiti’s Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population,vthe disease has infected over 457,582 people and claimed over 6,477 lives as of October 2011. This request for relief and reparations is filed on behalf of over 5,000 victims of cholera in Haiti, who are the petitioners in this matter (hereinafter “Petitioners”). The cholera outbreak is directly attributable to the negligence, gross negligence, recklessness and deliberate indifference for the health and lives of Haiti’s citizens by the United Nations (“UN”) and its subsidiary, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (“MINUSTAH”).
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