Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

More Cholera Deaths to Come While Treatments Still Lacking

UN Special Envoy Pedro Medrano warns of more deaths to come from cholera epidemic in Haiti and lack of funding for treatments while diverting focus from UN responsibility for the epidemic. UN warns of surge in Haiti cholera deaths ZeeNews January 22, 2014 United Nations: A United Nations envoy warned Wednesday that cholera deaths in Haiti will surge and spread to other countries unless more funds are found to battle the epidemic. More than 8,330 people have already died from cholera, that started in 2010 and many blame on UN peacekeepers based in the impoverished Caribbean nation. But special envoy Pedro Medrano told AFP in an interview that legal wrangling over the epidemic has to be put aside in order to tackle the sweeping advance of the disease. Medrano said cash is lacking for purification tablets, anti-biotics and staff to […]

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