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U.N. Sued in U.S. Court Over Haiti's Cholera Epidemic


World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Haiti, cholera epidemic, humanrights, world, society )

Cal
- 312 days ago - reuters.com
Human rights lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against the United Nations on Wednesday to seek compensation for Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic they blame on U.N. peacekeepers.



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Sue Matheson (70)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:39 pm
thanks
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:53 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:22 pm
The poor Haitians! How much more can they take? With their unfortunate history of cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes, something preventable should have been prevented. And, since cholera is treatable, the appropriate treatment should have been made available and administered immediately!
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:56 am
This really is a crime against the Haitians. I agree with Susanne, appropriate treatment should have been made available and administered.
Noted & shared
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:47 am
noted thanks for sharing
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:32 am
When a lack of sanitation on a military base infects the water-supply, those responsible for the breach of declared sanitation-standards should be held responsible. If I recall correctly, it came from the Pakistani troops' area. The national government involved will not provide compensation, but the U..N. organization should be held accountable for statements made, intended to lead investigations away from what turned out to be the real source of the outbreak, without due diligence.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:11 am
Noted
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:49 pm
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:05 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Marianna Moln?r Woods (9)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:51 am
thats very distubring news from the UN
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:26 am
The useless UN must be held accountable. Stupidity doesn't count & Diplomatic Immunity is not an excuse!
 
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