Articles Examine U.S. Aid To Haiti, Status Of Lawsuit Against U.N. Seeking Reparations After Cholera Outbreak

News outlets examine aid to Haiti four years after the 2010 earthquake and the status of a lawsuit brought against the U.N. on behalf of the families of cholera victims.

The Guardian DataBlog: Haiti earthquake: where is U.S. aid money going? Get the data
“American companies and NGOs continue to receive the lion’s share of U.S. aid funding for projects in Haiti four years after the earthquake that levelled the capital Port-au-Prince, despite U.S. government promises to spend more money through local organizations. … A USAID official acknowledged that more needed to be done, and said the agency was committed to increasing the number of Haitian groups with which it partners directly…” (Provost/Dzimwasha, 1/10).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Q+A: U.N. must take responsibility for Haiti cholera epidemic — rights group
“…Last year, a Boston-based rights group, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), filed a lawsuit against the United Nations on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti, seeking a minimum of $100,000 for the families or next-of-kin of each person killed by cholera. The lawsuit maintains the cholera epidemic was introduced by U.N. peacekeeping troops brought to Haiti from Nepal…” In an interview, Brian Concannon, head of IJDH, “discusses why the lawsuit was brought forward against the U.N., what it hopes to achieve and how he sees it developing over the coming year…” (Moloney, 1/10).

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