Cholera patients in Haiti
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UN rejects Haiti cholera compensation claims

22 February 2013 Last updated at 10:14 GMT

The United Nations has formally rejected all claims for compensation from victims of the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed nearly 8,000 people.

Evidence suggests cholera was introduced to Haiti through leaking sewage pipes at a camp housing Nepalese peacekeepers, but the UN has never acknowledged responsibility.

It says it is immune from such claims under the UN's Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN.

Alpa Patel reports.