More Than 100 U.S. Congress Members Send Letter To U.N. SG Asking About Compensation For Families Affected By Haitian Cholera Outbreak
Miami Herald: U.S. Congress to U.N.: What are you doing to compensate Haiti’s cholera victims?
“More than 100 members of Congress are sounding the alarm over Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic and the victims of the waterborne disease who are still awaiting compensation from the United Nations. … ‘We are concerned that the U.N.’s 2016 plan … to eliminate cholera and provide redress for victims is not meeting victims’ rights and needs,’ the letter stated. … In the letter, congressional lawmakers say they want to know what steps the U.N. has taken to make direct compensation payments to victims because it appears that it is ‘unwilling to provide compensatory payments to cholera victims or engage directly with those affected about their needs’…” (Charles, 6/15).