CARIBBEAT: Mixed Review For UN On Haiti Crisis


CARIBBEAT: Mixed review for UN on Haiti crisis

An advocate for Haiti gave sour and sweet reviews of the United Nations last week for not taking responsibility for the nation’s cholera crisis (sour), while the world body announced a $400 million trust fund (sweet) to aid victims and get rid of the disease.The criticism and praise came from UN Special Rapporteur Phillip Alston, an Australian-born New York University law professor who is the U.N.’s independent expert on extreme poverty and human rights. He presented his report on Haiti’s cholera dilemma to the General Assembly’s human rights committee on Tuesday, reported the Associated Press.
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