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U.N. Must Be Held Accountable For Cholera In Haiti

Wall Street Journal: The U.N., Cholera and Responsibility Stanley Alpert, an attorney representing Haitian plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the U.N. “Imagine if the United Nations killed thousands on the streets of New York. Or London. Or Paris. And sickened nearly a million more. Would the U.N. claim it was…

U.N. Official Urges Donor Community To Scale Up Cholera Response In Haiti

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: Senior U.N. official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera “The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the international attention it deserves, and is calling on the donor community…

Small Investments In Cholera Research ‘May Lead To Large Savings’

Huffington Post: In the Time of Cholera Adam Levine, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School Cholera is “not something in which wealthy governments around the world invest much of their research dollars. … The situation is not completely bleak. New funders, such as the Bill & Melinda…

Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Worst In World, U.N. Envoy Tells Security Council

Associated Press/Washington Post: U.N.: Haiti has more cholera than any other nation “Haiti’s cholera outbreak is still the worst in the world, the top U.N. envoy there said Monday. Sandra Honore briefed the U.N. Security Council about the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, crime rates, public health, and the cholera…

Cholera In Haiti Continues To Persist Despite Abundance Of Foreign Aid

NPR: Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid “It’s been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today. The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people and infected hundreds of thousands. Why has the outbreak been so hard to stop, even…

MSF Vaccinates More Than 50,000 Against Cholera In South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: S. Sudan: MSF vaccinates over 50,000 against cholera “Over 50,000 internally displaced people, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said, were vaccinated against cholera during a week-long campaign it carried out in collaboration with South Sudan’s health ministry, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)…” (3/18).

Haiti’s Sanitation System Needs Donor Assistance To Improve

New Yorker: Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System Jonathan Katz, writer based in Durham, N.C. “…Building a nationwide water and sanitation infrastructure would cost $1.6 billion, Pedro Medrano Rojas, the new U.N. senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti, told me. … Many advocates argue that the billions in needed investments must…

New Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From U.N. For Haitian Cholera Victims

News outlets report on a class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a U.S. federal court on behalf of Haitian cholera victims. The lawsuit is asking for compensation from the U.N., which is allegedly responsible for the outbreak. Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against U.N. “Victims of Haiti’s…

U.S. Should Support Haiti Cholera Victims In Lawsuit With U.N.

Al Jazeera: The U.N. is not above the law Lauren Carasik, clinical professor of law and director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law “Few people dispute that the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym, MINUSTAH, is culpable…