UN troops rotation from Africa suspended to prevent Ebola in Haiti

UN troops rotation from Africa suspended to prevent Ebola in Haiti

The Haitian Government has made a decision in regard to the current UN Peacekeeping force in Haiti and the threat of an Ebola epidemic. Haiti has suspended all troops rotation from Africa, in a move to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola epidemic.

On Thursday, October 16th, Haitian officials announced that the United Nations stabilization mission to Haiti has suspended sending troop rotation from Africa. This a preventive measure by the UN to keep the epidemic of deadly disease away from the Caribbean countries. The Haitian Health and Population Minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume has said that the UN will not send any more troops from African countries, affected by the Ebola epidemic. It is a precautionary measure for minimizing the risk of transportation of the disease. United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has set up an isolation unit at one of its bases to take care of the Ebola victims or persons with symptoms of the disease. In 2010, U.N was held responsible for a cholera outbreak in Haiti. Then several scientific and medical investigation reports concluded that the most likely source of the outbreak was a leaking sewage system of a UN housing complex where some Nepalese peacekeepers were living and they carried the disease from 9,000 miles away, as it was present only in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent.

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