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  • UN 'to help Haiti fight cholera'

  • During a visit to Haiti, UN Secretary General promises to help fight the cholera epidemic which has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010.
  • World Briefing: Haiti: A U.N. Cholera ‘Pilgrimage’

  • Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations visited Haiti on Monday and sought to assure Haitians that he was committed to ending a cholera epidemic “as quickly as possible,” but he did not acknowledge his organization’s possible complicity in causing it, the subject of at least two lawsuits filed in the United States.
  • Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

  • Haitians lay in clinic beds amid a resurgence of cholera on November 15, 2012Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court. Stanley Alpert, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, accused Ban and the United Nations of "ducking service in these lawsuits for months." A lawsuit was filed against the United Nations in March in US federal court in Brooklyn, demanding the UN take responsibility, compensate the victims and provide critical sanitation. There had been no cholera in Haiti for at least 150 years until it was allegedly introduced by Nepalese UN peacekeepers sent there in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake.



  • U.N. chief served with Haiti cholera complaint, lawyers say

  • UN Secretary-General Ban reacts while answering questions after giving a speech on Syria at the Asia Society Policy Institute in ManhattanLawyers for victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti said on Friday they have served United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a complaint in New York as part of a federal lawsuit seeking compensation for the outbreak, which they blame on U.N. peacekeepers.     Ban was entering an event at The Asia Society in Manhattan when he was handed the court papers by a process server, according to a statement by lawyers representing the plaintiffs. A U.N. spokesman, however, said Ban was not served because his security did not allow him to accept the complaint. "Ban Ki-moon was served personally. Not wishing to receive what he was given is not a defense, said Stanley Alpert, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs.



  • Haiti polls announced amid protests

  • Haiti announces it will hold legislative elections in October, two years behind schedule as recovery from the 2010 earthquake lags behind.
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