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U.N. Must Make More Effort To Address Cholera In Haiti, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. criticized for failing on promise to help Haiti cholera victims
“Haitians battling cholera blamed on United Nations peacekeepers are getting little support with only two percent of promised funds materializing, according to campaigners accusing the global community of again failing the Caribbean nation. … The United Nations has not accepted legal responsibility for the outbreak but in late 2016 outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized to Haiti for the organization’s role and announced a $400 million fund to help affected Haitians. But to date — almost halfway through the fund’s expected three-year term — the U.N. Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund has only raised $8.7 million or 2.2 percent of the total — and less than half has been spent, U.N. figures show…” (Moloney, 4/30).

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