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America Behind The UN’s Refusal To Accept Responsibility For Haiti’s Cholera...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak that it caused in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position pressed by the United States, an independent U.N. investigator said on Tuesday. Haiti was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river. Since then, more than 9,000 people have died of the disease, which causes uncontrollable diarrhea, and more than 800,000 people have fallen ill.

UN Admits To Starting Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations acknowledged on Thursday that it played a role in the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak that has killed nearly 10,000 Haitians and infected more than 770,000. Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, promised a "significant new set of UN actions" to respond to the epidemic, following a confidential report sent to the UN chief that was critical of the world body's actions.