U.N. Rejects Haiti's Compensation Cla...

U.N. Rejects Haiti's Compensation Claim For Cholera Victims

There are 6 comments on the International Business Times story from Feb 22, 2013, titled U.N. Rejects Haiti's Compensation Claim For Cholera Victims. In it, International Business Times reports that:

A girl receives treatment for cholera at a cholera treatment centre run by humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres , or Doctors Without Borders, in Port-au-Prince August 31, 2012.

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Fortunate1

United States

#1 Feb 23, 2013
The UN is a trashy puppet of the US government. They are directly responsible for the deaths of 8,000 people. They call for Haiti to disband their grass roots militia because they do not want to be opposed. How would it look if a little rogue Haitian army beats back the UN security force. 1791 all over again. The UN is sending diseases to the poor. The bible says, 'you shall reap what you sow.'
stop being so selfish

Bronx, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2013
let me start by saying my heart goes out to those effected by the cholera outbreak in haiti it's a said situation no doubt it the un peace keeping forces brought the cholera into the country but this whole tragedy could have been avoided had the haitian officials learn how to get along get rid of corruption work together as a team to run govern organized their own country instead of fighting and killing each other over who get to be president acting like children like a bunch of old fools organized bloody coup to over throw each other that's why the un peace keeping forces are there is to keep you people from killing each other but I can't blame the un peace keeping forces because you cannot blame people for being sick now after more than two hundred years it's time for haitian government to build sewage system in the country sanitation infrastructure and clean water system human waste stinking open sewage all over the place no wonder people continue to die from diseases government needs to be accountable sometime I wonder who's running that country it's like blind leading blind if the foreigners wasn't there to help those people things could have been a lot worse it's time to stop the blame game and stop wasted time and money start building the infrastructure for a change and trying to adapt the 21st centure for a change and continue to keep the peace
chilliwest

Bartlesville, OK

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Stop Being So Selfish, you make some good points. I agree with you that the Haitian government needs to work in unison with its people to build infrastructure, etc. Here is where we have a disagreement. Haiti has no money. Right now, as I write, Haiti does not have the money to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti. If introducing cholera in Haiti was not Haiti's fault, why do you think Haiti should have to foot the bill for this epidemic? Just imagine if Japan (as an example) would have introduced a rare strain of bird flu into the US. Japan would put its full resources behind erradicating this epidemic (I am sure of it). They would compensate the victims and their families and they would send teams of scientists to help fight the epidemic that they were responsible for. The same way, the Toyota company settled with the US victims for over $1 Billion the other day. Read about it.
chilliwest

Bartlesville, OK

#4 Feb 26, 2013
Another point for you to ponder on. If you were the owner of a large mansion and property, and I got into your bank account and stold all of your millions one day, how would your run your mansion and property? You would have to take out loans at very high interest and start a cycle of revolving debt. You would probably have to lay off most of your staff, etc, etc, etc. France raided Haiti starting in 1825 up until 1947. The US lent Haiti money at very high interest and occupied Haiti in 1915 to make sure Haiti paid the interest and principal of the debt in full. The US also walked into the National Bank of Haiti and stold Haiti's gold reserves. Why don't research this for yourself? Now, how do you expect Haiti should forget about all that, and pull billions out of its a$$ that it does not have to fight cholera, etc. I bet you would have lost your mansion to foreclosure by now!
Fortunate1

Bartlesville, OK

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Good Points Chilliwest!!!!! Also, remember that Japan is paying the US$ 1 Billion dollar settlement to US families and 8,000 americans did not die as a result of the faulty acceleration problem on Toyota cars. And over 600,000 people did not get sick in Toyota cars.
stop being so selfish

Bronx, NY

#6 Mar 1, 2013
I agree un peace keeping forces brought the cholera into the country and my heart goes out to the victims it's a sad situation like I said before you cannot blame people for being sick if there were clean water in the country sanitation infrastructure and sewage system there wouldn't be no cholera outbreak that's what you get when a corrupt government wasted more than two hundred years on corruption brutal dictatorship and bloody coup instead of working together to build the country it takes decades to build a country none of those things was built in the last two hundred years before the earthquake strikes despite decades of billions of dollars from the international community government needs to be accountable after more than two hundred years it's time for change it's now or never and keep in mind the un peace keeping forces are there to prevent another boody coup people it's time to trying to adapt the 21st century for a change and continue to keep the peace for a change peace have a nice day

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