Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Cholera in Haiti: Taking Responsibility

Join the Haiti Advocacy Working Group for a panel in DC, on the origins of the cholera epidemic, the legal implications regarding the UN, the impact on the Haitian people, and the path forward for cholera’s elimination.


Monday, November 18 2013, 10-11:30am


United States Congress

2226 Rayburn House Office Building


There have been over 8300 fatalities in Haiti due to cholera and there’s no end in sight.


Jonathan Katz is a journalist and author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Former Associated Press correspondent in Haiti, who in the fall of 2010 broke the story that UN peacekeepers were likely responsible for— and covering up their role in— the cholera epidemic.

Muneer Ahmad is a Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and faculty supervisor of the study Peacekeeping Without Accountability: The United Nations’ Responsibility for the Haitian Cholera Epidemic, which has been widely featured in national and international media outlets, including the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Dr. Jean Ford Figaro is the Director of Outreach and Advocacy for the “Kolera Jistis Project,” which mobilizes the Haitian diaspora against cholera in Haiti and is the spokesperson for The Collective Solidarity towards Cholera Victims.


RSVPs are appreciated.  RSVP to

Coffee and pastries with the panelists beginning at 9:30am.


Original event announcement HERE.

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