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Bloomberg View reinforces UN responsibility for Haiti’s cholera epidemic

This short slideshow from Bloomberg View makes a clear and compelling argument, laying responsibility for Haiti’s cholera epidemic directly at the door of the UN, and calling for the UN to make the financial investment necessary to halt the spread. Cholera in Haiti, Negligence at the UN The Editors, Bloomberg View May 2014   Click HERE to watch it.

Haiti’s Preval to Seek $3.9 Billion at UN Donors’ Conference

By Bill Varner March 25 (Bloomberg) — Haiti’s President Rene Preval will join U.S. and United Nations leaders next week in seeking $3.9 billion to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure following the earthquake in January that killed more than 200,000 people. The UN, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank will present a 250-page reconstruction plan at a donors’ conference in New York on March 31, according to Jordan Ryan, director of the UN Development Program’s crisis prevention and recovery unit. Ryan said as many as 60 nations may pledge new funds. Ryan said Preval also will submit a 50-page Haitian government “Vision and Plan” for his nation’s long-term economic development. “The government decided very early on that they didn’t want just to focus on the earthquake and the damage of the earthquake,” Ryan said in an interview. “They wanted to seize […]

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