cholera

On Wednesday February 20, 2013, Representative Conyers and four other Members of Congress sent a letter to Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, encouraging her to urge the United Nations (UN) to support an initiative aimed at eliminating the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti. According to the letter, a plan for eliminating…

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A variety of human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes and humanitarian organizations have released a statement on the second anniversary of Haiti’s cholera outbreak, renewing their call for the United Nations and U.S. government to help control the ongoing epidemic. Since the outbreak in October 2010, 7,564 Haitians have died from cholera, with some…

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Twenty one human rights, faith-based, and humanitarian organizations, including Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office, released a statement today calling on the United Nations to take responsibility for the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti. This statement comes in the aftermath of tropical storm Isaac, which reportedly killed at least twenty four people and caused flooding. But due…

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On Wednesday, July 18, an important film screening and discussion was held in Congress.  Co-produced by actress Olivia Wilde, and awarded Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Baseball in the Time of Cholera” documents Haiti’s cholera epidemic through the eyes and voice of a young baseball player.  It provides a powerful insight into…

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“It’s really quite disastrous,” said United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Haiti, Nigel Fisher, of the cholera crisis in Haiti.  It may actually be an understatement. Since the outbreak began in 2010, at least 7,200 Haitians have died from the disease and more than 530,000 people have been infected to date. As Haiti’s population is less…

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