U.N. Ends Peacekeeping Mission In Haiti, Blamed For Introducing Cholera To Country

Al Jazeera: U.N. peacekeepers leave Haiti: What is their legacy?
“The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti lowered its blue flag on Thursday, 13 years after it began. While the mission has been credited with helping bring stability to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, it has also been mired in controversy. The mission is blamed for bringing cholera to the country, and at least 134 of its peacekeepers have been involved in sexual abuse scandals…” (10/5).

Associated Press/Washington Post: U.N. ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti
“…[T]he U.N. will start a new mission made up of about 1,300 international civilian police officers, along with 350 civilians who will help the country reform a deeply troubled justice system. Various agencies and programs of the international body, such as the Food and Agricultural Organization, will also still be working in the country…” (Sanon, 10/5).

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