Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Is the UN repackaging Haiti’s cholera aid?

Al Jazeera, Inside Story Americas December 21, 2012  We ask what the new plan to eradicate cholera truly means when the UN still refuses to admit causing the outbreak. The United Nations last week launched what it described as a new multi-billion dollar effort to eradicate cholera in Haiti, and the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Haiti may have many problems but until 2010 cholera was not one of them. In fact, the country had no known history of the disease at all. But that fact changed in October 2010, and in the 25 months since cholera has infected hundreds of thousands and killed close to 8,000 people. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, made the announcement, but it was subsequently pointed out that the plan is simply a repackaging of an already-existing programme that began nearly a year ago. Critics say the plan […]

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