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Editorial: UN’s Failure to Accept Haiti Cholera Responsibility a “Stain”

An editorial on the UN’s lack of action in taking responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti.  Even the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights has openly criticized the United Nations for refusing to accept legal responsibility in the outbreak.

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U.N. Watch: Haiti’s cholera stain

The Tribune Review

November 20, 2016

Six years later, the Haiti cholera epidemic that killed more than 9,000 people is revisited in a new report that calls the United Nations’ refusal to accept responsibility a “disgrace.”

The world body’s special rapporteur on poverty and human rights minces no words in blasting the U.N.’s ineffectual response as “morally unconscionable, legally indefensible and politically self-defeating.” Since the 2010 cholera outbreak in the wake of a major earthquake in Haiti, the scientific consensus (apart from the U.N.’s panel of hand-picked experts) has directly linked the contamination to U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, who dumped cholera-infected human waste into Haiti’s Artibonite River in flagrant ignorance of commonsense sanitation, Fox News reports.

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