IJDH’s Nancy Young discusses and critiques the UN’s strategic rhetoric on how it is to tackle the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Young argues that the UN’s discussion of the need to end cholera not only comes six years too late, but that it fails to demonstrate any understanding of it’s direct culpability in the 2010 outbreak.
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The Immoral “Moral Responsibility” of Ban Ki-moon and the UN
Nancy Young, Medium.com
October 16, 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spent 4 1/2 hours in Haiti on October 15 and surveyed the damage from Hurricane Matthew — including the spike in the cholera misery caused by the organization he leads.
He feels really, really bad. No, really.
That’s what he’s got for the Haitian people. Really.
In 2014, Ban came to Haiti to say how bad he felt about cholera and that things were going to be different now because the UN understood its “moral responsibility.”…
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