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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Thanks for all your help! HAITI: Peacekeepers blamed for cholera outbreak

A bizarre story comes from the Black voice newspaper.

Apparently neither the open sewers, nor the stone age level of hygiene inside the hospitals, are the reason for the cholera outbreak, it's the Nepalese soldiers from the U.N!

I suppose thats the reason for the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe too?

The Black voice reports - HUNDREDS OF protesters who blame United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal for Haiti’s widening cholera epidemic marched on a rural military base last week to demand that the soldiers leave the country.

Demonstrators waving tree branches and carrying anti-UN banners walked from the central plateau city of Mirebalais several miles to the gates of the base perched above a tributary of the Artibonite River, a

waterway identified by health officials as a conduit for the infection.

The protesters chanted “Like it or not, they must go” as the Nepalese soldiers and other UN peacekeepers remained inside. Cholera has sparked widespread fear in Haiti, where it was unknown before the outbreak was first noticed by authorities on October 20. More than 4,700 people have been hospitalised and at least 330 have died, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Read more


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