Haiti in a Time of Cholera – REWIND


Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of the characters in those films and ask how the stories have developed in the years since our cameras left.

More than 8,000 people died horrible and painful deaths when a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti after a major earthquake in 2010. More than 600,000 others were infected, dozens continued to die every day, and the illness spread to other countries.

Epidemiologists identified the Haitian strain of the illness as one that originated in Nepal, where a group of UN peacekeepers came from. Despite the mounting evidence of its role in the outbreak, the UN refused to acknowledge full responsibility.

Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines went from Haiti to the UN headquarters in New York City to ask who should be held accountable for the cholera epidemic that reached crisis levels.

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