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U.N. blamed for cholera in Haiti

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago August 06, 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06 2013 August 06, 2013 6:22 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- Researchers at Yale University say blame the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti in 2010. They claim there's ample evidence to show U.N. troops from Nepal brought cholera to Haiti in October 2010 and the U.N. should take responsibility. Haiti says the cholera outbreak has killed more than 7,500 people and sickened almost 600,000. The U.N. earlier shot down claims from people who blamed the peacekeepers citing immunity. The Yale researchers from the law school and school of public health contend the U.N. violates obligations under international law by not providing a forum to address the grievances of cholera victims.

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