This has been a year of first steps towards justice for Haiti’s cholera victims. For the first time since cholera was brought to Haiti by United Nations peacekeepers in 2010, a Haitian leader (interim President Jocelerme Privert) has made a statement demanding justice. About a month before that, a UN spokesperson finally admitted the UN’s involvement in causing the epidemic. Hopefully the Haitian government can keep the ball rolling towards cholera eradication and reparations.
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Haiti calls on UN to eradicate cholera, assist victims
Valéry Bennett, Haiti Sentinel
September 23, 2016
NEW YORK, New York, US (sentinel.ht) – For the first time since its introduction, a Haitian leader has joined the calls of its citizens in demanding the United Nations eradicate cholera and provide reparations to those affected by it.
Haitian President Jocelerme Privert, Friday, called on the United Nations to eradicate the cholera disease introduced by its peacekeepers and that has killed more than 10,000 and sickened millions.
Privert made the declaration during his speech to the 71st General Assembly. He made reference to the world organization’s recognition of its role in the outbreak and the “moral responsibility” the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon had declared.
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