Yet another report has surfaced showing that the United Nations did its best to dodge responsibility for bringing a cholera epidemic to Haiti, a country that was incredibly ill-equipped to handle it. Now, after over 10,000 deaths and almost six years later, the UN has finally admitted involvement in the cholera epidemic. After an Appeals Court ruled that the UN is immune from a cholera lawsuit though, much still remains to be done in seeking justice for the victims.
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The UN in a time of cholera: Admitting incompetence in creating an epidemic
Editorial, NY Daily News
August 23, 2016
After years of amoral denials, the United Nations has finally admitted its responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has infected more than 800,000 and killed at least 10,000.
In 2010, the UN brought in 4,544 peacekeepers fresh from a tour of duty in Nepal — where cholera was rampant. Soon, an island nation without cholera for more than a century had an epidemic on its hands.
Regardless, over the next five years, the United Nations swatted away scientific reports that clearly proved its troops had imported the deadly disease to a nation terribly equipped to combat it.
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