U.N. must uphold 'moral obligations' in Haitian cholera epidemic

Published on March 26, 2013 at 6:50 AM · No Comments

Noting the "aid group Doctors Without Borders said [on March 12] that the cholera crisis in Haiti was getting worse, for the most unnecessary and appalling of reasons: a lack of money and basic medical supplies," a New York Times editorial states, "The dreadful backdrop to this emergency is an abdication of responsibility by organizations that have pledged to help Haiti, particularly the United Nations." The editorial notes that, "despite overwhelming evidence that the U.N. introduced the disease" to the country," the international body "said last month that it would not pay financial compensation for the epidemic's victims, claiming immunity."

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