This video is called Inside Story – Haiti‘s cholera epidemic.
Withholding Water: Cholera, Prejudice and the Right to Water in Haiti. Deepa Panchang, Other Worlds: “Scientists have shown that the cholera pathogen came to Haiti with foreign UN troops who carried the bacteria in their bodies, and whose military base was dumping its sewage into a nearby river. The imported disease has claimed more than 7,000 lives and continues to ravage communities across Haiti. Despite billions in post-earthquake aid dollars and hundreds of humanitarian NGOs, the country still faces a dearth of water and sanitation services, further fueling the epidemic”: here.
The strain of cholera brought to Haiti by Nepalese UN soldiers in 2010 has spread to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and now Mexico. In the past few months, Mexico has reported 176 confirmed cases of the disease, with one death. 57 of the victims have needed hospitalization: here.
- Haiti recycles human waste in fight against cholera epidemic (guardian.co.uk)
- Ex-Jamaican Leader Blasts UN For Denying Haiti Cholera Claims (atlantablackstar.com)
- UN rejects Haiti cholera claims (bbc.co.uk)
- Haiti: Some cholera coverage (crofsblogs.typepad.com)
- U.N. denies its troops brought cholera to Haiti (workers.org)
- United Nations being sued over Haiti’s cholera epidemic (cbsnews.com)
- Haitian Cholera Epidemic Continues to Kill Elsewhere (livescience.com)