#AceWorldNew Victims of Haiti’s deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic have filed a new lawsuit against the UN in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, AFP reported.
They are demanding compensation over the organization’s alleged responsibility for the outbreak.
The class-action suit filed on Tuesday represents some 1,500 victims and is “the largest lawsuit against the UN regarding the outbreak to date,” plaintiffs’ representatives said.
There had been no cholera in Haiti for at least 150 years until it was allegedly introduced by Nepalese UN peacekeepers.
They were sent to the country in the wake of the devastating earthquake in January 2010.