Underreported: The UN Response to Zimbabwe's 2008 Cholera Outbreak

Thursday, March 04, 2010

In 2008, up to 100,000 Zimbabweans got cholera. On today’s first Underreported, Foreign Policy’s Assistant Managing Editor Elizabeth Dickinson explains why one former United Nations official is now criticizing the organization’s response to the outbreak, and what it says about the UN’s relationship with authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. Read Elizabeth Dickinson’s article here.


Elizabeth Dickinson

Comments [3]

lanvy from nyc

Jewelry Associations may show that they are trying to be responsible buyers...BUT there is no way to identify which diamond is blood and which is not.

All diamonds are sent to Amsterdam where they are bucketed, sorted...assessed, and rated. Your guest was very polite and diplomatic to state that there are efforts made. The reality is that efforts are made independently as an attempt to deter possible international or governmental interference.

If we really care to reduce the abuse...then reduce the use.

Mar. 04 2010 02:00 PM
john from office

remember the American left hailing him as a great leader for africa. South africa is headed in the same direction. Note new laws directing whites to sell a controling intereest in any enterprise to an indigenous person, within five years.

Mar. 04 2010 01:47 PM

If she hasn't already, can your guest update us on the recent history of elections in Zimbabwe? Were they stolen, cancelled, etc?


Mar. 04 2010 01:22 PM

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