For lawyers Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph, cholera in Haiti isn’t just a deadly disease—it is a question of justice. Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, lacks a water and sanitation infrastructure that would have prevented the spread of cholera, a disease that hadn't been seen in the country for decades until it was allegedly re-introduced by United Nations peacekeeping troops.

A case filed against the United Nations to pursue reparations for the victims of the disease has gone nowhere fast, but Concannon and Joseph say they will not let the case disappear.

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Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.

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A young girl stands on the bow of a fishing boat docked on the shoreline of Cité Soleil. Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Haiti, 2012.
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For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.
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