UN apologizes for peacekeepers abuse, cholera in Haiti — Repeating Islands

Issues tarnished UN reputation, traumatized victims, Ban says, Senabri Silvestre reports. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Tuesday for a cholera epidemic in Haiti and sexual abuse attributed to the organization’s peacekeepers in different countries. “These two issues have tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, much worse, traumatized many people … already affected by […]

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U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery — Repeating Islands

A report by Jonathan M. Katz for The New York Times. Just days after the United Nations acknowledged playing a role in a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and a day after it was ruled immune from related lawsuits by a United States court, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the organization’s member states to […]

via U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery — Repeating Islands

The first time Rosa Mina Joseph met Julio Cesar Posse he was hanging out in civilian clothes on the beach in her hometown in southern Haiti, where he was stationed as a member of a U.N. peacekeeping force. Within weeks, she says, the Uruguayan marine was showing up every weekend at her family’s shack, pledging…

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