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The UN’s Inexcusable Haiti Policy

The United Nations may not have much to fear from the lawsuit filed this week by relatives of those killed or sickened in Haiti’s cholera epidemic. The UN and its representatives, after all, enjoy almost total immunity from legal claims.

Even if it prevails in U.S. federal court, however, the UN’s reputation and credibility will suffer if it continues to dodge responsibility for an outbreak that so far has killed an estimated 8,200 people and sickened 669,000.