The devastation Haiti was hit with by the 2010 earthquake was compounded upon by a serious cholera epidemic. Tragically, the U.N. peacekeepers deployed to Haiti to help out are being blamed for the cholera epidemic. The Telegraph reported on Oct. 9, 2013, "UN sued for billions of dollars by victims of Haiti cholera epidemic."
The United Nations is being sued for billions of dollars by Haitian victims of a cholera outbreak. Scientists have linked U.N. peacekeepers who were deployed in the country after its devastating 2010 earthquake to this deadly epidemic. A lawsuit has been filed in New York asking the U.N. to pay compensation for the thousands of Haitians who have been killed or injured by the cholera outbreak ever since October 2010.
In this epidemic there were about 8,300 deaths with more than 650,000 people ill. This intensified the misery of Haitians who were already struggling to recover from the devastating January 2010 earthquake. It has been concluded by studies that the cholera was introduced to the country by U.N. peacekeeping troops from Nepal who were deployed following the disaster.
Reuters has reported, "U.N. sued in U.S. court over Haiti's cholera epidemic." A class-action lawsuit has been filed by human rights lawyers against the United Nations to seek compensation for Haitian victims of the cholera epidemic they have blamed on U.N. peacekeepers. The United Nations has said it would not pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation claimed by cholera victims in Haiti.