Nepal denies link to Haiti cholera

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Standing accused: yet Nepal denies its peacekeepers introduced cholera to Haiti

Nepal denies link to Haiti cholera


KATHMANDU, 18 December 2013 (IRIN) - Authorities in Nepal have strongly denied ongoing allegations connecting Nepali UN peacekeeping troops to a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti. 

“It is easy to blame the Nepali soldiers as they contribute a lot to UN peacekeeping missions, and they happened to be in Haiti at the right time when the epidemic occurred, but it is dangerous to pinpoint a group of nationals,” said Dr Babu Ram Marasini, Director of the Epidemiology and Disease Cont...


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