Some 1.5 million Haitians, still homeless after last January’s devastating earthquake, are facing the combined deadly threats of an approaching hurricane and a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic: here.
The US Congress put up another obstacle today to delivering the $1.15 billion (£600 million) in reconstruction money that it promised to Haiti in March but has so far failed to deliver: here.
A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt: here.
- The United Nations’ Shameful History in Haiti (slate.com)
- UN Must Admit Role in Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak That Has Killed Thousands (atlantablackstar.com)
- Yale Law report: UN should be held accountable for Haiti cholera outbreak (theglobaldispatch.com)
- The UN response to Haiti cholera: Send money (crofsblogs.typepad.com)
- Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Was Likely Brought by Nepalese Soldiers Trying to Help (motherboard.vice.com)
- PAHO issues cholera update for Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba (theglobaldispatch.com)