Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation

A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti.
Cholera patients in a hospital in Haiti (7 November 2012) More than 600,000 people are thought to have been infected since 2010

Mr Gallon said the UN “should be the first to honour” the principle of compensation for victims of human rights violations.

He added that “silence is the worst of responses” to a “catastrophe caused by human action”.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26397373

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