A new appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for funding to help Haiti’s cholera victims has fallen short, with only Britain responding to the call, UN officials said Friday.
Six years after the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti began, outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized this week for how the U.N. responded to the crisis. But he did not acknowledge that U.N. peacekeepers started it.
It’s been only a month, but seems like we’ve already forgotten the destruction Hurricane Matthew left in its wake when it slammed into the western tip of Haiti in the early hours on Oct. 4, 2016. The category four hurricane with sustained winds of 140 mph dumped 40 inches of rain on the mountainsides of the Tiburon peninsula. In the resulting mudslides and blowing debris, 546 Haitians lost their lives and some 438 were injured.
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An advocate for Haiti gave sour and sweet reviews of the United Nations last week for not taking responsibility for the nation’s cholera crisis (sour), while the world body announced a $400 million trust fund (sweet) to aid victims and get rid of the disease. Continue reading “UN Gets Mixed Review for Tackling of Haiti Cholera Crisis”
Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t want any money going to rebuild Haiti from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew until someone explains what happened to the $10 billion that was meant to rebuild Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
Bipartisan group of 158 members of Congress ‘deeply concerned’ that US did not treat UN’s refusal to accept responsibility for outbreak with enough urgency
A bipartisan group of 158 members of Congress has accused the Obama administration of a failure of leadership over the cholera scandal in Haiti in which at least 30,000 people have died as a result of an epidemic caused by the United Nations for which the world body refuses to accept responsibility.
Sunday, as part of World Environment Day, the United Nations in Haiti reiterated their support to Haiti in its commitments to increase good environmental and agricultural practices. UN experts in Haiti emphasize that responsible management and protection of the environment at the institutional and community levels, as well as land development, are essential to the economic and social development of Haiti. Indeed, pollution and unsustainable use of land and marine ecosystems weaken economic alternatives (particularly tourism, agriculture, fisheries and energy) and increase the risk of extreme poverty. These factors are interdependent with disabilities of systems of access to water, sanitation and waste management, and also have an impact on the risk of waterborne diseases, energy poverty and the vulnerability of the population to natural disasters.