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UN Rolls Out Aid Package for Cholera-Hit Haiti

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Haiti's cholera epidemic started in 2010 and has and killed more than 10,000 people and affected 700,000.  AFP/File / by AndrĂ© VIOLLAZ

france24.com - AFP - by André VIOLLAZ - September 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.

The financial package follows the United Nations's admission that it had a moral responsibility to help Haiti deal with the epidemic that broke out near a UN peacekeepers' base. . . .

. . . The new measures are on top of a bigger 10-year plan valued at $2.2 billion to help Haiti improve its sanitation infrastructure, which the United Nations launched with the Haitian government.

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