Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Looking at UN responsibility to repair the damage caused by cholera

This editorial discusses the necessary measures the UN must take to once and for all eradicate the disease it introduced into Haiti in 2010. Looking to 2017, António Guterres, the incoming UN Secretary General as of January 1, will have to take immediate and decisive action to build on the momentum now generated from current UNSG, Ban Ki-moon’s apology.

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Make Haiti whole: The UN’s responsibility to repair the damage it unleashed when it imported cholera to the impoverished country

NY Daily News

December 5, 2016

UN-acceptable (Photo from original article)


The United Nations is finally coming to terms with its moral responsibility for suffering and death it imported to Haiti.

Up next, and urgently: a practical reckoning to undo the damage done.

Six years ago, as the impoverished nation struggled to rebuild from a devastating earthquake, UN peacekeepers from Nepal introduced cholera there, by dumping human waste into a waterway…


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