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Yale University study: United Nations should be held accountable for cholera

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By Associated Press, in Washington Post, August 6, 2013

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti should be held accountable for introducing cholera into the Caribbean nation, a Yale University report said Tuesday.

In the report “Peacekeeping Without Accountability,” researchers from Yale Law School and the Yale School of Public Health said there is ample scientific evidence to show U.N. troops from Nepal inadvertently brought cholera to Haiti in October 2010. It said the world body should take responsibility. (Read the report, attached to this web posting.)