Ban Ki-Moon Acknowledges UN Role in Haiti Cholera, Agency Maintains Position of Legal Immunity

18 Aug 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW YORK, NY, United States
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The office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week acknowledged for the first time that the United Nations played a role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak, and that a “significant new set of UN actions” are needed in response to the crisis.In an emailed statement quoted by The New York Times, Farhan Haq, Ban’s deputy spokesman, said, “Over the past year, the UN has become convinced that it needs to do much more regarding its own involvement in the initial outbreak and the suffering of those affected by cholera.”More than 9,000 people have died and over 745,000 have been sickened in the epidemic...

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