This comprehensive interview with IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon covers cholera, Hurricane Matthew and elections in Haiti. Last week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon finally apologized for the cholera epidemic. Concannon calls this “a very good step in the right direction.” Next, the UN has to make sure that funders really do step up and make the cholera plan happen.
Haiti is also still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The government is doing more than it did after the 2010 earthquake and the UN put out a Flash Appeal for funding but not enough has come in. After two months, there’s a major risk of famine and people are still in tents.
Though a new president for Haiti has finally been named, many issues remain and the results are being contested by other candidates, and people protesting in the streets. On election day, many people were unable to find their names on ballots and afterwards, many ballots were found in places they shouldn’t be. These are just some of the issues.
Watch the interview below.
UN Admits Fault in Cholera Outbreak as Country Faces Prospect of Famine
The Real News
December 6, 2016
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