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UN Rebuts Allegations Its Nepalese Blue Helmets Brought Cholera to Haiti

LADB Article ID: 78933
Category/Department: Haiti
Date: 2013-03-28
By: George Rodríguez

Despite the dire poverty of its population, Haiti had not been hit by cholera until nine months after the January 2010 earthquake ravaged this French-speaking Caribbean island nation. The outbreak has since killed some 8,000 people and affected hundreds of thousands more, dramatic figures that add to the 230,000-300,000 killed by the quake, which also left around 1.5 million homeless. About 300,000 are still lodged in tent towns in this country of 9.1 million people—described as the poorest in the Americas—where daily income for 78% is less than US$2

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