Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Leaked Report Adds to Embarrassment of UN Impunity [audio]

The denial of justice to Haiti’s cholera victims is becoming increasingly embarrassing for the United Nations, as a report has been leaked which shows that the UN knew that it was the source of cholera in Haiti, even as it continued to deny responsibility. While most people knew that the UN base near the top of Haiti’s main water source was the origin of the epidemic, this report reveals that the sanitation problems seen at that base were systemic across UN bases. This revelation comes on the heels of another report which estimates that the true death toll for cholera is likely four to ten times higher than what’s officially reported. Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director, explains these developments beginning at about 45:25. Haiti’s Cholera Crisis Sojourner Truth Radio April 6, 2016 Click HERE for original posting.

Brian Concannon at IJDH and Mario Joseph at BAI Talk on Cholera at KPFK “Sojourner Truth Show”

Published By Sojourner Truth Radio More than 7,000 have died and more than 531,000 sickened from the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Will the UN, whose occupying forces brought the epidemic to Haiti, accept responsibility and be accountable to the victims? And what about the NGOS who have collected millions to assist the people of Haiti, what role have they played in helping to stem the spread of the illness? Our guests are Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and Mario Joseph the attorney on the ground representing victims of the epidemic. Click HERE to Listen the Whole Radio Click HERE  to See more Infor­ma­tion about IJDH’s Cholera Account­abil­ity Project 

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