Haiti Cholera Outbreak

The United Nations, which made cholera endemic to Haiti after its peacekeeping forces introduced the disease to the country in 2010, now has a plan to pay individual Haitians or communities $400 million from a proposed fund. The organization continues to deny legal responsibility for the outbreak.

GENEVA – International relief and health officials say cholera remains a major threat in Haiti, where 1 million people are still living in camps after last year’s devastating earthquake.

LIMBE, Haiti — A gray-haired woman, her eyes sunken and unfocused from dehydration, stumbles up a dirt path slumped on the shoulder of a young man, heading to a rural clinic so overcrowded that plastic tarps have been strung up outside to shade dozens who can’t fit inside.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)– Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base in the country’s second-largest city Monday, Haitian radio and eyewitnesses reported. The protesters also blame the unit for the death of a […]

Haiti (CBS)— This year had already been a disastrous one for Haiti when a cholera epidemic erupted a few weeks ago that has killed over 700 people in the countryside and is spreading to the capital, Port-au-Prince. It’s where millions of people live in wretched conditions – a perfect breeding ground for the waterborne disease […]

Bakari Kitwana speaks with author and journalist Herb Boyd about his fact-finding mission to Haiti early this month as part of an assessment delegation organized by the 15-year-old Haiti Support Project.

In the raggedy Sinai tent camp, a 7-year-old with a distended belly and missing front teeth struggled to dump a bucket filled with watery diarrhea in a putrid outhouse.

A cholera epidemic spread in central Haiti today as aid groups rushed doctors and supplies to fight the country’s deadliest health crisis since January’s earthquake. At least 142 people have died and more than 1,000 others were ill.