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UN 'brought cholera to Haiti'

Lawyers representing the families of thousands of people who died in a cholera epidemic in Haiti say they intend suing the United Nations for financial damages that could amount to several billion dollars.

It is part of a campaign around the extraordinary allegation that UN peacekeepers inadvertently carried cholera into the destitute Caribbean nation and are therefore responsible for the deaths.

International Development Correspondent Mark Doyle is in Haiti investigating the case.

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