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. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. 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   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 […]

NYT call for cholera justice, deportation suspension, and cautious generosity

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, people around the globe are eager to help victims of the hurricane in any way they can. The New York Times Editorial Board discusses the need to donate cautiously, and to organizations with a legitimized history of helping Haitians on the ground. The Board also analyzes the need for the next UN Security General, António Guterres, as well as member nations, to take up the UN’s obligation to eradicate cholera in Haiti, once and for all. Haiti’s New Catastrophe The Editorial Board, The New York Times October 7, 2016   Hurricane Matthew battered Florida and points north on Friday, having already wreaked deadly havoc in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti. All those along its path need aid and protection and, when the wind and rain end, swift help in rebuilding. But Haiti needs […]

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