Port-au-Prince.– U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned that Haiti was struggling to
cope with a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and deteriorating
conditions in tent camps as aid groups withdraw from the impoverished
country due to a lack of funding.
In a report to the U.N. Security
Council, Ban said there had been an increase in the number of cholera
cases since the rainy season began in early March and the World Health
Organization had projected there could be up to 112,000 cases during
The cholera outbreak has sickened almost 600,000 people and killed
more than 7,400 in the Caribbean nation since October 2010. Some
Haitians accused Nepalese U.N. troops of sparking the epidemic after
their camp latrines contaminated a river.