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FEB 21, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. says will not pay Haiti cholera compensation claims

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it would not pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation claimed by cholera victims in impoverished Haiti, where an epidemic has killed thousands of people and been blamed on U.N. peacekeepers. Cholera - an infection causing severe diarrhea that can lead to dehydration and death - has killed some 7,750 Haitians and sickened almost 620,000 since October 2010. It occurs in places with poor sanitation. In November 2011, the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti filed a petition at U.N. ...

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