Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in modern history.
Since the cholera outbreak began near Mirebalais, Haiti in late 2010, just ten months after a devastating earthquake, more than 650,000 Haitians have contracted the disease, which had been unknown in the country for centuries. It has now spread to Venezuela, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and has now killed more than 8,500 people.
- Haitian Cholera Strain Spreads To Mainland With Mexico Outbreak (npr.org)
- UN sued for cholera, refuses to talk about it (rapadoo.com)
- Haiti: Cholera Outbreak Two Years On (dissidentvoice.org)
- Uruguay to withdraw its UN peacekeepers from Haiti (miamiherald.com)
- Justice and Reparations in Haiti (rinf.com)
- Haitian Cholera Epidemic Continues to Kill Elsewhere (livescience.com)