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UN launches major cholera appeal for Haiti

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The United Nations launched a $2.2 billion appeal for a campaign to halt a cholerapidemic in Haiti, widely blamed on UN peacekeepers, which has killed more than 7,750 people. 

People are treated for cholera November 15, 2012 in Haiti as the health authorities deal with a resurgence of the disease after Hurricane Sandy. The United Nations has launched a $2.2 billion appeal for a campaign to halt a cholera epidemic in Haiti, widely blamed on UN peacekeepers, which has killed more than 7,750 people.

With the number of reported cases exceeding 620,000 since the epidemic started in October 2010, UN leader Ban Ki-moon acknowledged the "heavy toll" as he launched the 10-year initiative.

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