U.N. General Assembly Approves Use Of Haiti’s Unspent $40.5M Peacekeeping Funds For Cholera; U.S. Will Not Contribute More

Associated Press: U.N. Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims
“The General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday backing the U.N. chief’s appeal to member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti’s peacekeeping mission to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people…” (Lederer, 7/14).

VOA News: U.N. Approves Use of Unspent Funds on Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic
“…The 13-year-long peacekeeping mission ends in October, and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says $40.5 million will be left over. He is giving countries that are part of the mission 60 days to inform him whether they are willing to carry out the transfer of unspent money. Deputy U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison has said the U.S. will not contribute, noting it has already spent $100 million to help Haiti fight cholera…” (7/13).