UN will "do the right thing" for Haitian people

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson during his interview with UN News Centre. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The UN is determined to "do the right thing" on behalf of the Haitian people when it comes to the damaging effects of cholera and Hurricane Matthew.

That's the pledge from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who said a package of measures would be presented soon to help eliminate the cholera outbreak which has affected an estimated 780,000 Haitians.

A United States appeals court recently upheld the UN's immunity from a damage claim filed on behalf of victims, blaming the organization for the outbreak.

Mr Eliasson told Ari Gaitanis that the UN could combine a "firm legal position with compassion" for the Haitian people.

Duration: 5'04"

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