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Hurricane Matthew has exacerbated the debt we owe to Haiti

This week Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, dealing another blow to our   poorest, most challenged neighbor. After an earthquake in 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, a United Nations peacekeeping force introduced cholera to Haiti, infecting almost 800,000 people. According to Doctors Without Borders, there have been close to 30,000 cholera-related deaths. Six years later, the UN’s failure to address the cholera outbreak in Haiti and to develop a viable long-term plan to eradicate the disease continues to seriously undermine the credibility of its peacekeeping operations.
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