UN: cholera affecting Haiti security

UN: cholera affecting Haiti security

Published November 15, 2010

UNITED NATIONS – The acting U.N. humanitarian chief in Haiti says the cholera outbreak is increasingly becoming a national security issue amid local protests.

Nigel Fisher told reporters at U.N. headquarters via teleconference from Port-au-Prince on Monday that there had been several protests around the cholera outbreak.

Fisher had no details about an especially large protest that erupted earlier in the day in Cap-Haitien, the country's second largest city. Protesters there are blaming Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers for the outbreak.

Fisher also says the United Nations is working with Haitian officials to ensure health precautions are taken to so that Nov. 28 presidential elections can proceed as scheduled.

Written by Associated Press


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