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Haitian-American Elected Officials Urge U.S. to Protect Cholera Victims’ Rights

Cholera Justice Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jean Ford Figaro, Cholera Justice Project; jean.figaro@bmc.org; +1-508-250-7926 (English, French, Kreyol, Spanish) Haitian-American Elected Officials Urge U.S. to Protect Cholera Victims’ Rights Haitian diaspora groups join letter to Secretary of State on cholera justice (BOSTON, March 4, 2014)—Members of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) are appealing to Secretary of State John Kerry to do everything in his power to ensure that victims of Haiti’s ongoing cholera epidemic have their day in court and can access justice. Twenty-six Haitian diaspora groups have also signed on to the letter, which was transmitted to the State Department today. The appeal comes as the State Department deliberates whether to support the United Nations (UN) in a federal lawsuit seeking accountability for the organization’s reckless introduction of cholera to Haiti in 2010. The UN continues […]

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