Haiti police fire tear gas into a camp for internally displaced people in Port-au-Prince after riots over United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal allegedly bringing cholera into the country turn violent.
Police fire tear gas into a camp for displaced people as protests accusing UN troops of bringing cholera turn violent.
- Al Jazerra (Image)
- The United Nations launches an emergency appeal for almost U.S.$120 million in life-saving help for 750,000 survivors in Haiti at risk of starvation and-or cholera.
- In Iraq, a cholera outbreak prompts United Nations agencies UNICEF and the World Health Organization to launch a prevention and treatment campaign. So far, around 2,200 cases have been confirmed, and some infections have occurred in neighboring countries.
- Aid workers and the United Nations raise concerns about rising food prices and increased cholera in Haiti, where Hurricane Sandy has killed at least 52 people.
- According to a study by a team of epidemiologists and physicians, evidence "strongly suggests" that United Nations peacekeepers brought a cholera strain to Haiti that has killed thousands of people.
- Doctors set up cholera clinics in Port-au-Prince as the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak reaches the capital.