Film Highlights Scandal of Haiti's Cholera Epidemic

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The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed hundreds of thousands and left more than a million people homeless.

In the aftermath, relief and rescue workers from across the globe poured into the stricken nation.

Then, a second tragedy struck -- a deadly cholera outbreak that took thousands more lives, many of them young people. But what's even more tragic is how the disease came into the country.

Watch "Baseball in the Time of Cholera" below.

Scientific evidence strongly suggests United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal brought cholera to Haiti and contaminated a river next to their base through a faulty sanitation system.

That error left more than 7,000 Haitians dead from the disease and more than half a million others sick.

Yet, the U.N. has yet to take full responsibility for the outbreak.

Outraged at the United Nation's denial of the cholera outbreak in Haiti? Follow @CBNNews on Twitter and share the "Baseball in the Time of Cholera" video link using the hashtag #UNdeny.

Filmmakers recently united to tell this tragic story in a moving video featuring a young Haitian baseball player affected by the epidemic.

David Darg, vice president of international operations for CBN's Operation Blessing, directed "Baseball in the Time of Cholera."

CBN News spoke with Darg more about the award-winning short film and its purpose.  Click play for his comments on CBN Newswatch July 11.

--Originally aired July 11, 2012.

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