Cholera and the United Nations

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    The Past and Future of Rights Cinema: It Stays With You

    It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (2017, 50 mins.) Between 2005-2007 UN peacekeeping troops…

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    UPDATE: Donald Trump and Haiti. Help us shut his comments down

    UPDATE, 12th January 2018: Today marks eight years after the Léogâne Earthquake and Trump is, once again, spewing garbage about Haiti…

  • Mission Accomplished? UN Blamed for Cholera in Haiti

    Significant outbreaks of cholera had never been recorded in Haiti before 2010. But then UN peacekeepers dumped raw sewage into…

  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of the UN

    The following is the introduction to an investigative report conducted by independent researcher Mark Snyder entitled “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse…

  • Holding the UN to account for Haiti Cholera

    This Public Policy Lecture is delivered by Professor Philip Alston and hosted by the Centre for Law and Society in a…

  • Help Victims Hold UN to Account

  • Haitians Deserve the Truth over UN’s Role in Cholera Epidemic

    The 9,200 Haitians killed and more than 800,000 seriously sickened by the UN’s grossly negligent introduction of cholera to Haiti…

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    Pressure on the UN Mounts over Haiti Cholera Crisis

    Pressure on the UN Mounts over Haiti Cholera Crisis Cholera Update On 17 August 2016 journalist Jonathan Katz broke the…

  • Responsibility for Haiti Cholera Crisis: UN Acknowledges Role

    The Haiti Support Group would like to thank all the advocacy and grassroots organisations that have been working hard to push…

  • Judge Deems UN Immune from Lawsuit for Haiti Cholera Disaster

    Judge Deems UN Immune from Lawsuit for Haiti Cholera Disaster Port-au-Prince and Boston, January 9, 2015. On the eve of…

  • Grave Violation of the Right to Water in Haiti

    Report Confirms Cholera as a Grave Violation of the Right to Water in Haiti Cholera struck Haiti in October 2010.…

  • Economist Reports: Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

    The Economist Reports on Haiti's Cholera Epidemic: Immune Response Article Source: The Economist, March 4th 2014 LAST month the United…

  • Cholera Crisis in Haiti, Four Years on from Disaster

    Cholera Crisis in Haiti, Four Years on from Disaster Report courtesy of Channel 4 News, 10 January 2014 Haiti's leading…

  • Haiti Cholera Mutations Could Lead to More Severe Disease

    April 16,2013  Infection control Today original article here The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin…

  • Departing UN official blasts Haiti’s rights record

    March 28, 2013  Trenton Daniel, Associated press in the Miami Herald, article here   The former United Nations human rights monitor…

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    Contracting Cholera. What the UN Owes Haiti

    March 20, 2013  Isabeau Doucet, The Nation original article here I contracted cholera by the breezy beaches of Port Salut,…

  • Deplorable conditions for cholera patients

    March 12, 2013 Médecins Sans Frontières press release original release here A lack of funds and supplies has crippled cholera…

  • Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian on UN & Cholera

    Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian re. UN & Cholera The following letter was written by Phillip Wearne of…

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    UN Behaviour Far Cry from Conscience of the World

    March 3, 2013  Ian Birrell, The Guardian original article here The organisation ducked responsibility for the cholera outbreak in denial…

  • UN fails to get its hands clean in Haiti

    March 3, 2013  Paul McGeough The Age original article here And they wonder why people throw bombs. The United Nations…

  • Cholera in Haiti: Murder by Foreigners with Internal Support

    February 27, 2013  Etant Dupain, Let Haiti Live original article here Finally, through its response to the legal complaint brought…

  • Calls for End to Impunity in Haiti on Day UN Asserts Immunity

    21 February 2013  source: UN A senior United Nations official today urged Haiti to ensure there is no impunity for human…

  • Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself

    March 2, 2013 The Economist original story here  IN THE span of a few hours on February 21st, the United…

  • How Human Rights Can Save Haiti

    JANUARY 01, 2013, Fran Quigley, Counterpunch original article hereJistis ak reparasyon! Justice and reparations!Last month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

  • The U.N.’s Haitian Shell Game

    December 18, 2012 By Jonathan M. Katz, Tom Murphy, Foreign policy original article here Ban Ki-moon still isn't taking responsibility…

  • More pressure needed to get clean water

    December 12, 2012 Mark Weisbrot, Al Jazeera original article here Haiti is vulnerable to water-borne diseases like cholera because of…

  • Haiti-D.R. Cholera Eradication Plan: Where Funding Will Come From?

    December 12, 2012, Eurasia Review original article here The plan to eradicate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as…

  • Film Maker Oliver Stone Demands UN Act to End Cholera Epidemic

    Film maker Oliver Stone launches AVAAZ petition to demand UN act to end cholera epidemic it caused 5 December 2012…

  • Shame on the UN for cholera epidemic

    December 2, 2012, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent original article here World View: Nepalese blue-beret troops brought the disease to the…

  • Evidence grows that peacekeepers were source of infection

    November 29,2012 by Jonathan Watts, The Guardian Original article here Government to unveil 10-year plan for water and sanitisation as…

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    Human Security in Danger

    November 12, 2012 FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) Report original piece here FIDH and its member organisations in Haiti,…

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    Security Council extends MINUSTAH Mandate

    13 October 2012, AHP, Port-au-Prince Original article (in French) here Last Friday (12 October), the UN Security Coucil extended the mandate…

  • Tropical Storm Isaac Sparks Cholera Fears

      16 September 2012, by Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald original article The panic began to set in after Tropical Storm…

  • Ban Ki-moon Recommends Renewal of MINUSTAH Mandate

    Photo: Andy Taylor  Sept. 9, 2012, Haiti Libre  In the Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission for…

  • Cholera Case against UN Stalls

    Over 15,000 Haitians have banded together in a legal case against the United Nations, alleging that troops brought the deadly…

  • UN sees Jump in Cholera Cases as Rainy Season Begins

    Trenton Daniel, Associated Press 3:17 p.m. EDT, April 3, 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is seeing a jump in the…

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    Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

    By Richard Knox, NPR, 26 March 2012 A hundred thousand people in Haiti are ready and waiting to get vaccinated against…

  • Clinton: UN Soldier Brought Cholera to Haiti

      Photo: UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton - © UNDP By Trenton Daniel, USA Today, March 8, 2012 MIREBALAIS, Haiti…

  • Cholera Fallout: Can Haitians Sue the U.N. for the Epidemic?

    TIME World By Susana Ferreira, Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011  Cholera hit Laurent Jacnel on a Sunday night last June. He…

  • Five Years for Drop of Water

    Photo: © Oxfam International Haiti Grassroots Watch, Port-au-Prince, 4 November 2011 – Two-and-a-half million dollars (US$2.5 million) to supply water…

  • Over 5,000 Haitian Cholera Victims Sue UN

    Photo: Nepalese UN peacekeepers in Haiti - © Patrick Olsson Press Release of the Institute of Justice & Democracy in…

  • Britain wants to scale down MINUSTAH into a UNPOL mission

    Photo: MINUSTAH armoured vehicles - © HSG/Joris Willems Excerpt from Turtle Bay: British officials maintain that their concern is not limited…

  • Haïti-Choléra: Les mouvements sociaux dénoncent “la passivité” de la Minustah

    Photo: Clean water is essential to combat cholera - © Oxfam Int. P-au-P., 29 juin 2011 --- Plusieurs organisations…

  • Cholera in Haiti Surges in Storm Areas

    Associated Press - By Trenton Daniel - June 10, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The number of cholera cases is rising in…

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    Verdict: Cholera Outbreak Originated in UN Camp

    By Richard Knox, NPR Health Blog, 6 May 2011 Suspicions that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti last fall are…

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    Anger Erupts at UN as Cholera Toll Nears 1,000

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Nov 16, 2010 (IPS) – “People are going to take the body to MINUSTAH to show them what they…

  • Surge of Cholera Feared in Haiti’s Crowded Capital

    Photo: © bypassedblog Associated Press, By JONATHAN M. KATZ, 08 Nov. 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti --    Health workers feared a…

  • Breaking News: Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain

    Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press, On Tuesday November 2, 2010, 8:51 am EDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A cholera outbreak…

  • Nepalese peacekeepers accused of bringing disease as Tropical Storm Tomas approaches

    Photo: Nepalese UN soldiers in Haiti - © Patrick Olsson Al Jazeera, 30 Oct. 2010 -- Hundreds of Haitians have…

  • Reports on Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak

    Below a series of recent articles on the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti (in chronological order from top to bottom)…

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