Haiti Deserves Reparations, Not Rebranding

Rebranding the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will not undo its dark past. The mission’s new iteration fails to prioritize investigating and compensating for its failures, writes Edwidge Danticat.  
 
The mission was woefully slow to act following the devastating 2010 earthquake, when sewage poured from a Nepalese peacekeeping base, catalyzing a cholera epidemic that has since killed 10,000 and infected 800,000. A promise of $400 million to fight it hasn’t materialized; nor has compensation for victims of rape at the hands of the mission.
 
“Why should Haitians trust another group of UN “peacekeepers”?” asks Danticat.  
 
The New Yorker (Opinion)

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