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The United Nations Says It Needs to Do “Much More” to Address Its Own Involvement in the Introduction of Cholera to Haiti

August 18, 2016

(Associated Press) – The United Nations says it needs to do “much more” to address its own involvement in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 770,000 people. Researchers say there is ample evidence that cholera was introduced to Haiti’s biggest river in October 2010 by inadequately treated sewage from a U.N. peacekeeping base. The United Nations has never accepted responsibility, and has answered lawsuits on behalf of victims in U.S. courts by claiming diplomatic immunity.

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