Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Suing The U.N. Over Cholera In Haiti

Advocates for Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease.

Advocates for thousands of Haitians killed or sickened by a deadly cholera epidemic are taking the unprecedented step of suing the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease. The suit, to be filed today in Federal District Court in Manhattan, seeks to hold the U.N. accountable for the deadly epidemic that reportedly continues to kill 1,000 Haitians each year. Kojo explores the lawsuit and the U.N.'s legal immunity.

Guests

Jonathan Katz

Author, "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster" (Palgrave Macillian, 2013)

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