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10.14.13

U.N. Is Sued in U.S. Court for Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

By Ana S. Ayala

On October 9, 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal court in the Southern District of New York against the United Nations (U.N.) by the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti  and on behalf of Haitians and Haitian Americans whose family members or themselves […]

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05.10.12

U.S. Congressional Briefing “Cholera and the Human Right to Health in Post-Earthquake Haiti”

By Ana S. Ayala

In October of 2010, less than ten months after being hit by a devastating earthquake, Haiti experienced a cholera epidemic that quickly spread throughout the small nation. The waterborne disease has now killed at least 7,050 Haitians and sickened over 531,000 others. Meanwhile, nearly half a million earthquake victims remain without adequate housing, and Haitians […]

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