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Date d'inscription : 02/03/2007
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|Sujet: Haiti Leaders Demand UN Accountability for Cholera Dim 3 Juil - 10:23|| |
Haiti Leaders Demand UN Accountability for Cholera
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Leaders of national organizations in Haiti demanded
accountability from the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) for
introducing a south Asian strain of cholera into the territory.
At a press conference Carole Pierre-Paul Jacob of the Organization for the
Solidatiry of Women (SOFA) suggested the United Nations' "centers for the
treatment of cholera" to be not satisfyingly contrite as a hypothetical United
Nations "center for the prevention of cholera." Madam Jacob called for
accountability and reparations from the world organization.
"We demand relief and reparations. And in terms of relief and reparations we
demand that, one: MINUSTAH recognizes that this is a crime that is political,
against human rights and against a nation, in regards to the question of
cholera. They owe these people a public explanation and an apology."
"Secondly, that the money return into the coffers of the state, the $853
million that is being wasted, the money budgeted for MINUSTAH, it must be
return to the state so that it can find the means to care for those infected
with cholera and to prevent cholera."
"And the next thing we ask, furthermore, we demand that all the soldiers of
MINUSTAH, break up into groups to work with organizations like PAPDA and SOFA,
and other organizations of social movements, we demand this, because we are not
okay, firstly with the military occupation."
"And we demand, that the soldiers of MINUSTAH, in the first reparation that
they can give to the people of Haiti, is to mobilize in every corner of the
country, in all the thousands of villages, to go dig up latrines, dig for
potable aqueducts so that the peasants can find water, because it is because
they can not find potable water that they are dying by the cholera."
"They must go and build pumps, it is this type of man power that is missing and
we ask also that this is a national mobilization. And within this national
mobilization there are other things that can be done."
"If the authorities of the state allow, they could mobilize masses of students
that went to study in Cuba, that went to study medicine; there are a number of
students now that are on vacation, they can go to the villages and help..."
"For us, we say, we don't want the CTC (cholera treatment center) anymore
because the CTC is an organ for treatment, which means the person must already
"For us we want centers for prevention and treatment so that we can call CPC."
"In the CPC, the prevention is a cultural prevention. For it is potable water
we must introduce into the country, the peasants have never found potable
water, and they must be able to find potable water today, and it is MINUSTAH
who owes us this reparation."
To date, some 5,400 persons have died of cholera and the first suggestion of
accountability has pointed in the direction of the United Nations. A U.S.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published on the very
day of this press conference found that a pipe dumping refuse in the water
stream, among other sanitation deficiencies at a MINUSTAH camp in Mirebalais as
the source of the contamination.
Wednesday President Michel Martelly welcomed the new head of MINUSTAH, Chilean,
Mariano Fernandez into his post and required that the new head of the mission
encourage more visibility from the soldiers, in terms of law enforcement and
more participation in reconstruction projects.
|Sujet: Re: Haiti Leaders Demand UN Accountability for Cholera Dim 3 Juil - 12:02|| |
Alatraka pou bouzin mandyan san nin lan figi yo . Yon nasyon ki gin nin lan figi kli pa tan toutt tan sa a pou mande "accountability " apwe yon insilt grav yon neglijanss grav ki pwal gin yon lane .Saa sanble move memwma yon bouzin ki sonje ke yo pat peye li .