10 Years After Cholera Arrived In Haiti, Victims Await Compensation From U.N.

AP: A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help
“Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease…” (Sanon/Lederer, 10/21).

Miami Herald: Cholera arrived in Haiti 10 years ago. Victims are still waiting for compensation.
“…Haiti has now gone 21 consecutive months without a recorded case of the disease — an indication that cholera may be close to eradication in the poverty-stricken nation. But victims, their lawyers and advocates continue to criticize the U.N. and successive Haitian governments for the disease’s mishandling. They note that 10 years after cholera’s introduction into Haiti [by U.N. peacekeepers], there still has been no justice for the victims, and the U.N.’s member states still refuse to adequately contribute to a victims’ support fund…” (Charles, 10/21).

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