Last week, Representative Frederica Wilson issued a statement in response to the New York Times article that announced the UN’s acknowledgement of its role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak.

In her press release, Congresswoman Wilson stated,

Today’s announcement is a major first step in righting a wrong. While I welcome the UN’s assumption of responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti, it must be followed with concrete actions that include making cholera victims and their families whole, and investments towards eradicating the epidemic.”

For six years, the HAWG has worked closely with Congresswoman Wilson’s office on the issue of cholera, advocating for UN accountability and a just response to the crisis. Now that the UN has acknowledged its role in the epidemic, HAWG will continue to work with Congresswoman Wilson to ensure that the UN fulfills its responsibilities to those affected by cholera.

The HAWG thanks Representative Wilson for her leadership and continued support of cholera victims.

 

Read Representative Wilson’s statement here

Congresswoman Wilson Welcomes UN’s Admission of Role in Cholera Outbreak in Haiti and Calls for Further Actions.