The United Nations will not give a Dime to Cholera victims in Haiti - "Pa Yon Goud Lescot"

The United Nations has formally declared that that they will not compensate any victim of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. The UN has invoked its legal immunity to rebuff claims from attorneys for over 8,000 people killed by the Cholera outbreak, under section 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN.

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The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon contacted the Haitian President Michel Martelly to inform him that the UN was not willing to compensate any of the claimants. He issued a diplomatic statement where he did not either accept or deny liability for the Cholera epidemic. However, he was direct in rejecting any possible compensation to any of the victims or families of the victims.

There are plenty of evidence to conclude that cholera was introduced to Haiti by the UN Peace Kiping force, MINUSTAH. The infection is thought to have been carried from Nepal sent to help with disaster relief following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Since that time, the Cholera epidemic has killed over 8,000 people in Haiti so far and affected hundreds of thousands more. According to studies, approximately one out of every 16 Haitians is affected by the Cholera epidemic.

The suit for compensation for the victims of the cholera outbreak was brought in November 2011 by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). These lawyers based in Boston demanded that the UN pay compensation to victims for their losses, and make a public apology for its "wrongful acts".

Under section 29 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN, the UN grants to itself legal protections in the countries in which it operates, including any UN worker operating in an official capacity.

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