Haiti cholera: UN chief apologises for first time over outbreak

Haiti cholera: UN chief apologises for first time over outbreak
 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has for the first time apologised to the people of Haiti for the organisation's role in a deadly cholera outbreak.
Haiti was cholera-free until it was brought to the country by Nepalese peacekeepers in 2010.
Since then the acute bacterial disease has killed around 10,000 people.
Mr Ban, however, only said he was sorry for the UN's failure to prevent the spread of cholera and not for bringing it to the Caribbean nation.
"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologise to the Haitian people," Mr Ban said.
"We simply did... read more

 
Thursday, 21:49 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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