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U.N. SG Ban Expresses ‘Tremendous Regret’ Over Haitian Cholera Outbreak In Opening Remarks At U.N. General Assembly

Miami Herald: U.N. chief feels ‘regret and sorrow’ over Haiti cholera outbreak
“United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed ‘tremendous regret’ over the cholera outbreak in Haiti as part of his opening address to the U.N. General Assembly. ‘I feel tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians affected by cholera,’ he said, speaking in French. ‘The time has come for a new approach to ease the plight and better their lives. This is our firm and enduring moral responsibility’…” (Charles, 9/20).

Reuters: U.N. chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera
“…In Haiti, Ban is working on a new response to an outbreak of cholera. The country was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river. … Since then, more than 9,000 people have died of the disease that causes uncontrollable diarrhea and 800,000 people have fallen ill, mostly in the first two years of the outbreak…” (Nichols, 9/20).

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