After six years of denying its responsibility in the spread of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, the United Nations finally admitted it has a “moral responsibility” to fight cholera in Haiti. Then Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of a $400-million plan to fight the disease and compensate the victims.
It’s been 5 months since the new plan was announced, and just $10 million has been pledged by member states.The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti’s (MINUSTAH) mandate will end this October, but cholera is going to stay with the Haitian people.
We urge UN Member states to fund the plan by the time MINUSTAH leaves. UN can and must fulfill its promise. UN legacy in Haiti is in the line.
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