Aid Agencies Implore Haitians To Stop Protests Over Cholera Outbreak

(CNN) Aid agencies are calling for an end to violence in northern Haiti as angry demonstrators accuse United Nations peacekeepers of starting a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people.

Burning tires and cars sent thick black smoke across Cap Haitien, Haiti, where protesters set a police station ablaze. Commercial flights were suspended Tuesday in the country's second-largest city.

The protests are affecting efforts to reach cholera victims in the area, aid agencies said in a news release late Tuesday.

Aid workers have suspended clean water projects to slum areas, and canceled flights to deliver soap and other supplies to affected areas, the statement said

Supplies in Cap Haitien are running out and the medical staff is overwhelmed as cholera mortality climbs, said Nigel Fisher, the humanitarian coordinator.