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UN Confronts Cholera in Haiti with New Initiative but Few Specifics

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Photo: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon – © Cia Pak

UN Confronts Cholera in Haiti with New Initiative but Few Specifics

16 December 2012

The good news is pressure works, yes even in as stiflingly bureaucratic, politically unaccountable, and legally immune an organisation as the UN. The bad news is that anyone who cares about the victims of the cholera that has killed a minimum of 7,750 people and sickened more than 650,000 in Haiti, introduced by foreign troops wearing UN insignia, will need to prepare for a lot more heavy-lifting.

Our work has only just begun.

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