UN Peacekeepers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
UN Peacekeepers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Photo: UNITED NATIONS PHOTO

Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 8,000 people have died from cholera, an infectious disease that generally spreads through water and raw sewage. The epidemic has infected one in 16 Haitians, many of whom are children. Haiti hadn’t seen any reported cases of cholera in the past century. According to the Institute for Justice and Democracy, sufficient evidence traces the epidemic to United Nations peacekeeping workers who arrived in Haiti from Nepal in 2010. The UN has refused to offer compensation to victims of the 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti.