August 2016: UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Epidemic
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Epidemic
- On August 19, the United Nations (UN) announces they are going to financially assist those affected by the cholera epidemic in Haiti. More than 800,000 people are infected with cholera and the U.N. is strengthening it's efforts to combat suffering. The disease was introduced into the country by U.N. peacekeepers who travelled from Nepal, where cholera is endemic. Before Friday, the U.N. had not accepted responsibility for its role in the spread of the disease.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa