Compensation for Haiti's Cholera Victims

The UN is trying to scrape together a $400 million package to compensate cholera victims in Haiti.

The problem: It’s not yet funded, and the UN can’t escape criticism for avoiding legal responsibility for importing the disease—which killed about 9,500 Haitians—via its peacekeepers in 2010. Now, following Hurricane Matthew, the disease has surged again.
About $200 million would be marked “material assistance” for families of the dead—amounting to around $21,000 for each victim—or it could feed scholarships or health insurance. The other half would go toward cholera eradication and improved sanitation.
The New York Times

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