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Immunity or impunity? Lawsuit seeks to hold UN accountable for Haiti cholera epidemic | Fox News


“It’s going to be a pretty drawn-out process,” said Beatrice Lindstrom, an attorney for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IIJDH), a Boston-based group that  filed suit in Manhattan’s Federal District Court to demand that the UN pay compensation for its “reckless,” “negligent” and  “misleading” behavior in Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which began in October 2010—ten months after a devastating earthquake– and has sickened nearly  680,000 people, killed about 8,300, and continues to afflict the battered Caribbean nation.

IJDH is seeking unspecified damages on behalf of eight Haitians—half of them fatal cholera victims—as the nucleus of a much larger class action against the UN, and also demanding that the world organization pay $2.2 billion to complete a still underfunded program of cholera eradication and recovery in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. via  | Fox News

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