August 2016: UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Epidemic

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Epidemic
Image of A girl in the hospital receiving treatment for cholera symptoms
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
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