Quantcast i24NEWS - UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Israel and Palestinian authorities that "they risk entrenching a one-state reality"
Fadel Senna (AFP/File)
'We simply did not do enough with regards to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people," he said three times -- in Haitian Creole, French and English.

"We simply did not do enough with regards to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti," Ban said. "We are profoundly sorry for our role."

Also on i24NEWS
From around the web

Comments

(0)
8Previous articleIn final recording, pilot says crashed football team's plane ran out of fuel
8Next articleWorld cities seek $375 bn to fight climate change