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  • U.N. wants $200 mln to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities

    Source: http://news.trust.org/item/20161024222041-n54f5

    U.N. wants $200 mln to pay Haiti's cholera victims, communities
    by Reuters
    Monday, 24 October 2016 22:17 GMT
    Outbreak has been blamed on Nepali UN peacekeepers
    By Michelle Nichols

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes it can raise $200 million for payments to families of more than 9,300 cholera victims in Haiti and to communities worst-affected by the outbreak of the disease, which has been blamed on Nepali U.N. peacekeepers.

    Half could be spent on communities, with the remaining $100 million paid to families of victims, U.N. special advisor David Nabarro told reporters. This would allow for payments of some $10,000 per family.

    Nabarro said raising the funds through donations would be "highly unlikely" and U.N. officials would discuss with member states whether the world body could add the cost to its budget, paid by 193 U.N. member states through assessed contributions.

    So far, he said it had "proved to be very hard indeed to get any traction" from member states on providing donations...
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