10- Soutien international aux victimes


Cette section vous propose une sélection d'articles, d'éditoriaux et autres positions favorables à une plus grande responsabilisation de l'ONU envers les victimes du choléra et Haïti, dans la presse et l'opinion publique internationales.



Congresswoman Waters urges United Nations to commit resources to eradicate cholera in Haiti

Washington, DC, May 30 2013 - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, sent a letter today to the Honorable Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, expressing concerns about the lack of progress in responding effectively to the Haitian cholera epidemic. The letter urges the Secretary General to use his office and his influence to ensure that the United Nations takes responsibility for the introduction of cholera into Haiti and commits an appropriate level of resources to support cholera response efforts. The letter was signed by 19 Members of Congress.

UN Response to Haiti Cholera Complaint “Represents a Failure of the UN System,” CEPR Co-Director Says
        Par le Center for Economic and Policy Research, 21 février 2013

The U.N.’s claim of immunity in the face of a complaint from thousands of cholera victims is “another unfortunate abdication of responsibility,” Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. 

“They have the resources to put an end to cholera in Haiti for less money than they are going to spend in the next year or two on keeping U.N. troops there. But they're in no rush to right the wrongs that they have done."

Par le Center for Economic and Policy Research, 11 janvier 2013

Port-au-Prince – The origin of Haiti’s deadly cholera outbreak is not much in doubt, at least not to anybody outside the U.N. A host of scientific studies have all pointed to UN troops whose waste made it in to the largest river in Haiti as the source. While the U.N. has yet to accept responsibility, it has announced an initiative to raise funds for a $2.2 billion 10-year cholera eradication plan. At this point however, no official plan even exists, at least not publicly. Meanwhile, pressure continues to build for the U.N. to do more, and put up its own funds rather than just relying on notoriously unreliable donor pledges. The U.N. said it would chip in $23 million for the plan, a mere 1 percent of what is needed. This compares to the nearly $1.9 billion that the U.N. has spent since the earthquake on the troops that brought cholera to Haiti.


U.S. Lawmakers Press for Action on Cholera in Haiti

          DEBORAH SONTAG, publié le 21 juillet 2012 dans le New York Times

In a letter sent this week, 104 members of the United States House of Representatives urged Susan E. Rice, American ambassador to theUnited Nations, to press the international organization to take the lead in responding to cholera in Haiti given the strong suspicions that its troops imported the disease. “As cholera was brought to Haiti due to the actions of the U.N., we believe that it is imperative for the U.N. to now act decisively to control the cholera epidemic,” said the letter from John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, and the other representatives. Since mid-April, cholera has killed an additional 400 Haitians and sickened 50,000 more, according to Haitian government statistics. This brings the official death toll to 7,442 and the caseload to 580,947 since the first cases were detected in October 2010. The letter calls for the United Nations to push harder to find financing for water and sanitation systems to control the epidemic.

Éliminons l’épidémie de choléra en Haïti avec l’action immédiate de l’ONU!

          Une pétition internationale lancée par le réalisateur américain Oliver Stone


En tant que citoyens concernés de partout à travers le monde, nous vous demandons de prendre des mesures urgentes pour aider Haïti à acquérir de l’eau propre et des infrastructures d’assainissement afin d’éliminer le choléra dans le pays. Nous vous demandons d’utiliser votre position en tant que chef de l’Organisation des Nations Unies afin de mener les efforts internationaux à mobiliser les fonds et les ressources techniques nécessaires pour réaliser cette tâche urgente dans le délai le plus bref possible.



Al Jazeera

     Haiti: Victimising the victims?

    Inside Story Americas
     Publié le 23 fév. 2013

UN claims legal immunity and refuses to compensate Haitians over 2010 cholera outbreak, blamed on its peacekeepers.



BBC News

     UN anti-cholera plan in Haiti 'failing'
         Mark Doyle,
         BBC International Development Correspondent
         Publié le 29 mai 2013
UN efforts to tackle cholera in Haiti are "almost non-existent", a charity says, as the world body faces court action for inadvertently starting a cholera epidemic in the country.
Caribbean Journal

           By Ilio Durandis, CJ Contributor
            Publié le 23 février 2013
As Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated in his rejection letter, he made a call to Haiti’s president to let him know of the United Nations rejection of the compensation claims. Naturally, it would now be up to the President to relay this message to the Haitian people, especially the victims and their next of kin.
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As the Haitian government pushes for tourism, foreign investments, bigger role in CARICOM, among other things, it must not and should not neglect that its primary and most important role is to defend and protect the people against all foreign and internal threats.

FOX News


      As Renewed Haiti Cholera Crisis Looms, UN Blamed For Inadequate Effort
         By George Russell
         Publié le 23 mai 2013



LE POINT

       Haïti : quand l'ONU tue, mais ne paye pas
         Par le Professeur Didier Raoult, 
         Publié le 17 avril 2013
Un camp installé par les Nations unies a pollué une rivière dans laquelle la population puise son eau. L'ONU refuse de reconnaître sa responsabilité.


The Atlanctic

       How the U.N. Caused Haiti's Cholera Crisis -- and Won't Be Held Responsible

         ARMIN ROSENFEB
         Publié le 26 fév. 2013

The organization is functionally above the law -- and victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak aren't the only ones paying the price.

The New York Times

       THE EDITORIAL BOARD
       Publié le 17 mars 2013

The aid group Doctors Without Borders said last Tuesday that the cholera crisis in Haiti was getting worse, for the most unnecessary and appalling of reasons: a lack of money and basic medical supplies.

     A Chance to Right a Wrong in Haiti

       LOUISE C. IVERS
       Publié le 22 fév. 2013


     Haiti’s Cholera Crisis

     EDITORIAL
       Publié le 12 mai 2012



    In Haiti, Global Failures on a Cholera Epidemic

      DEBORAH SONTAG
      Publié le 31 mars 2012



The Washington Post
      By Charanya Krishnaswami and Muneer I. Ahmad
      Publié le 21 mars 2013

    ‘Really quite disastrous’
     By Editorial Board
      Publié le 26 mai 2012
AS THE WORLD’S worst outbreak of cholera continues to ravage Haiti, international donors have averted their gaze.