In a short statement, Stephen Lewis, former Deputy Director of UNICEF and current Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, calls out the UN’s lack of accountability for the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Since peacekeepers introduced cholera, over 9000 people have died and over 750,000 have had the illness. Still the UN has failed to accept responsibility, install water and sanitation, or compensate the victims. Lewis points out that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s reputation will be “infinitely scarred” by the UN’s failure regarding Haiti.
March 25, 2016