The Trump administration will not contribute to U.N fund to compensate Haiti's cholera victims

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 1, 2017 Under: Justice
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The Trump administration will reject a recent United Nations appeal to contribute millions of dollars to a fund established last year to provide relief to victims of a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 10.000 Haitians and sickened over 800.000 more, according to U.S. and U.N. officials.

This decision will be the latest blow to U.N. efforts to raise $400 million dollars from member states to compensate the Haitian victims of cholera and help Haiti build its potable water infrastructure. The disease was introduced in Haiti more than six years ago by infected U.N. Nepalese peacekeepers who dumped raw sewage in the already impoverished nation's longest river. Since the fund was set up in October, the U.N. has collected only a pittance, about $2.7 million, from Britain, Chile, France, India, Liechtenstein, South Korea and Sri Lanka.

The announcement for the fund was made by the then Secretary General Ban Ki moon, while he was apologizing on behalf of the organization for the role it had in the deadly epidemic. It took nearly six years for the global's organization to made the apology. 

Ban Ki-moon apologized to Haiti for cholera and sexual abuses by UN soldiers


American government lawyers who are representing the U.N in US courts following lawsuits by victims groups, continue to assert the United Nations immunity and deny any wrong doing; arguing that admittance would impede the organization's ability to do Its job around the world.

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