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Current Affairs: Haiti Cholera Outbreak

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Current Affairs: Haiti Cholera Outbreak Began in late October, the cholera outbreak triggered by improper sanitation have spread throughout Haiti as well as its capital, Port au Prince. At least 250 people have died and more than 3,000 are sickened by the illness, which causes diarrhoea, acute fever, vomiting and severe dehydration. Currently, only those with the most severe cases of diarrhoea are being admitted because of resource shortage. The issue have become global as the international aid organizations are scrambling to control the epidemic and over 12,000 strong UN peacekeeping forces are maintaining safety and securing within the country. Therefore, there is a significantly large foreign occupation within the country. Evidently, this disaster will bring dire political, social and economic consequences in a country already reliant on foreign relief aid to keep itself afloat after the January Earthquake disaster which killed some 250,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. ...read more.


As well, the violence could have political impacts on Haiti as it could further spark corruption in the forthcoming election. It would spark increasing corruption during the election process. The election will be particularly important for Haiti, as the next president will be tasked with overseeing the distribution of billions of dollars in foreign aid money. Also, with thousands hospitalised, the country is at an economic standstill. The current cholera epidemic struggle will greatly impact the Canadian society. This includes further humanitarian aid funding from Canada out of our tax money. As well, the appeal for more doctors and nurses to be sent to Haiti will impact our healthcare at home in a time when we are still in need of doctors. ...read more.


First of all, it is in our collective value and humanitarian principle to provide humanitarian activities for those that are struggling for the basic survival need of health, water, and shelter, secondly, we must respect the need for national self-determination and independence of Haiti, and lastly, Canada must prioritize its own national interest of providing basic health, safety and security for its own Canadian citizens. Reference List Haitians protest UN base over cholera rumour. CTV News. Retrieved November 21,2010, from http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20101115/haiti-cholera-101115/ Cholera, violence threaten Haiti's presidential vote. CTV News. Retrieved November 28, 2010 from http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101124/ cholera-haiti-laflamme-101124/ Haiti cholera outbreak response 'inadequate', says MSF. BBC NEWS: Latin America and Caribbean. Retrieved December 05, 2010 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11802488 ...read more.

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