Monday, January 20, 2014

Perennial problem cholera - by the UN?

Protests in Port-au-Prince. "Cholera - Minustah" call the demonstrators. MINUSTAH, which is UN peacekeeping mission, which is responsible for many of the cholera outbreak of view. More than 8,300 people died of the epidemic, almost 700,000 have been infected in the past three years.

One of them was Theoleme: "I have my son is still hospitalized," said the old man. "But there is he died of cholera And I also got sick, but luckily I survived But it's hard... I have no job and my son is now no longer there"

UN to pay damages

Theoleme wants damages - like many others. Some human rights lawyers have now filed a class action lawsuit in New York. They call every 100,000 U.S. dollars for the families of the deceased and $ 50,000 for survivors of the disease.

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