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UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations has finally acknowledged it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people in the country. Studies have shown that Nepalese UN troops were the source of the disease – but the UN repeatedly denied responsibility until now. The cholera outbreak has been blamed on leaking sewage…

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Back to Haiti!

Back to Haiti!

I’m now heading back to Haiti. It’s three and half years since I was there last time. A lot has happened; both in general and especially for Star of Hope and in the villages they support and the people they work with. I look forward to meeting all the people I know from before, and also get to know new…

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Cholera likely to stay in Haiti

Cholera likely to stay in Haiti

Since a cholera epidemic began in Haiti in 2010, the disease has killed more than 8,300 people in that country. The bacteria that cause cholera may be settling in for good in Haiti, and meanwhile, its swath of destruction appears to be widening to other countries, researchers reported about a week ago. The cholera epidemic that surfaced in October 2010…

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UN Hit With Lawsuit Over Haiti Cholera Outbreak

UN Hit With Lawsuit Over Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Victims of the Haiti cholera epidemic are filing a multi-billion dollar compensation claim against the UN in a New York court. Lawyers representing the families of over 8,000 people who died, and the 650,000 fell sick, say UN peacekeepers inadvertently introduced the disease into Haiti in late 2010. The UN has earlier rejected compensation claims by victims.    

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