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Haiti cholera victims threaten UN with legal action

By Alexandra Waldhorn

Victim's of Haiti's devasting cholera outbreak are giving the United Nations 60 days to agree to compensation worth billions of dollars, or face unprecedented legal action. The global body is accused of inadvertently introducing the deadly disease to Haiti by a U.N. peacekeeping force from Nepal, where cholera is endemic. RFI spoke to Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer who is pushing for the UN to take responsibilty for the 8,000 people who died, and the thousands more who fell sick.

 

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