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Six years after cholera was introduced into one of Haiti’s largest rivers due to negligent waste management at a United Nations Peacekeeper base, the UN publicly apologized to cholera victims. The United Nations deeply regrets the loss of life and suffering caused by the cholera outbreak in Haiti. On behalf of the United Nations, I want…

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Cholera victims and families demand justice in Port-au-Prince during a peaceful protest at the UN log base.

It has been six years since the disastrous January 2010 earthquake in Haiti which killed over 200,000 Haitians; it was also the year of the tragic outbreak of cholera that has now infected more than 785,000 people. Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness and there are an estimated 3-5 million cases around the world each…

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Advocating for policy change often requires taking the long view. It takes many small, incremental steps to build enough momentum to move what can feel unmovable. But ripples of advocacy for Haitian cholera victims started to gather into something bigger in recent weeks with the United Nations’ (UN) acknowledgement of its responsibility for introducing cholera…

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How the U.N. is failing Haitian cholera victims From HuffingtonPost Impact: “Haiti is a few months away from the five-year anniversary of the introduction of cholera because of the United Nations’ systematic negligence in leaking contaminated human waste into Haitian waterways. We at Mennonite Central Committee created an infographic to raise awareness of two unfortunate…

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