UN admits to role in onset of cholera in Haiti
For the first time ever, the United Nations has publicly admitted responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti. The disease subsequently spread to the Dominican Republic.
Research had shown that the cholera outbreak entered the country in 2010 via infected United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal. Cholera is estimated to have killed some 10,000 people in Haiti and almost 500 in the Dominican Republic since 2010.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has now acknowledged that the UN played a role in the initial outbreak.
Source: DR1, Nytimes
Aug 20, 2016
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