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Hundreds In Haitian Capital Demand U.N. Apology, Compensation For Cholera Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Haitian cholera victims call for U.N. accountability “Hundreds of activists and victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic staged a demonstration Thursday in Port-au-Prince to demand an apology and compensation from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are accused of accidentally introducing the disease five years ago…” (10/15).

Iraq Works To Stem Cholera Outbreak As Case Number Rises To 121

Reuters: Cases in Iraq cholera outbreak rise to 121, but no new deaths: ministry “Iraq’s first major cholera outbreak since 2012 has risen to at least 121 cases and spread to southern provinces along the Euphrates River, though no new deaths have been reported in days, the health ministry said…

Iraq Takes Steps To Stem Cholera Outbreak In Abu Ghraib

Al Jazeera: Iraq tackles deadly cholera outbreak “Iraq’s government has ordered daily water tests and other measures to try and contain an outbreak of cholera that has been blamed for the deaths of at least six people in a town west of the capital Baghdad…” (9/20). Reuters: Iraq tries to…

Cholera Outbreak In NE Nigeria Refugee Camps Kills 16, MSF Reports

Agence France-Presse: Cholera kills 16 at Boko Haram displaced camps in NE Nigeria: MSF “Sixteen people have died in a cholera outbreak at three camps for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Wednesday…” (9/16).

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…

Cholera, Climate Change, Returning Emigrants Contribute To Haiti’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: U.N. “Climate change, cholera, and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the U.N. warned. The impoverished Caribbean nation is facing a deluge of problems, pushing an already vulnerable population…