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UN Faces Backlash Over Haiti Cholera Crisis

Al Jazeera magazine reports on the ongoing cholera crisis in Haiti. In the first 4 months of this year, there were nearly 14,000 cases of cholera and over 150 deaths. A consequence of UN Peacekeepers’s actions in Haiti in 2010, cholera has quickly spread throughout the country. Despite their culpability, the UN has done little to ameliorate the situation and make amends. The organization has refused to apologize, and has only set up a 10 year $2.2 billion plan to help Haiti’s people — a plan that has raised only 20% of intended funds. The legacy of Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon could be on the line because of this. However, IJDH lawyer Beatrice Lindstrom says that “he still has enough time left to save his legacy. He still has enough time left to set in motion a reparations framework for the victims”.

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UN faces backlash over Haiti cholera crisis

Al Jazeera Video

May 26th, 2016

It’s been five years since Haiti was hit by a cholera outbreak which killed more than 8,000 people. Despite a fund set up to battle the disease, this year alone there have been 14,000 new cases, resulting in 150 deaths.

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