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The 2010 outbreak of Cholera in Haiti has sparked a debate about water quality in the Caribbean nation. Cholera is an infection that spreads through contaminated food or water. Haiti's water supply is one of the worst in the world. In fact, it ranks last in the Water Poverty Index, a list of countries that experience a lack of fresh water. There are 147 nations in the index, and Haiti is 147th.

If Haiti had access to clean water, the cholera outbreak that claimed 6,000 lives might have been avoided. The epidemic highlights the dire need for the international community's participation in helping Haiti recover. This means joining the fight to provide the people of Haiti with clean, drinkable water.

Many poor nations still suffer without potable water, but the cholera problem compels us to address nations most in need right now. Sign the petition asking the UN to dedicate more time and resources toward providing clean water to Haiti.

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Dear Secretary António Guterres,

I am deeply concerned about the wellbeing of Haiti in this time of disease and struggle. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti has caused many multi-faceted problems for the Caribbean nation, and an outbreak of the deadly disease cholera only exacerbated Haiti's problems. It claimed 6,000.

Cholera is so dangerous because it can cause death within hours of contraction. Water is a prime concern with regards to controlling the outbreak, not only because it was most likely contaminated water that caused the epidemic, but also because the infection causes severe dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting. Cholera patients need to have access to clean water if they are to have a chance of survival. Unfortunately, potable water is a rare commodity in Haiti.

Clean water for Haiti means empowering the Haitian government to regulate their own private water sector. It means keeping close track of the water that Haiti consumes, and making sure it's reaching the most impoverished citizens.

I am writing to ask that you do all that's within your power to ensure clean water is being routed to Haiti. Millions of lives depend on this natural resource, and we have the power to help.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Apr 24, 2017 Luna Grillo
Apr 24, 2017 Donia Harmon Pedrick
Apr 23, 2017 David Regal
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Carola Roy
Apr 20, 2017 josé Dias
Apr 20, 2017 Stan Fitzgerald
Apr 19, 2017 Cynthia Harris
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2017 Sandra Gifford
Apr 16, 2017 Dalca Carvalho
Apr 15, 2017 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Apr 14, 2017 Cinzia Moore
Apr 14, 2017 Francis Deutsch
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2017 Kathleen Serrano
Apr 11, 2017 Laura Vanesa García
Apr 10, 2017 Michelle Homer
Apr 10, 2017 Barbora Jelinkova
Apr 9, 2017 Marta Gledhill
Apr 9, 2017 Carolina Cox
Apr 9, 2017 Helena Gebrier
Apr 8, 2017 Aurora Barabancea
Apr 8, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Apr 8, 2017 resi hennebert
Apr 6, 2017 Vincenzo Taffoni
Apr 5, 2017 Tracy Schalk
Apr 5, 2017 Linda Szymoniak
Apr 5, 2017 Nancy Hall
Apr 4, 2017 Marcella Russo
Apr 4, 2017 Wendy Shuman
Apr 4, 2017 Alysa Waring
Apr 4, 2017 Darren Mitton
Apr 3, 2017 Michelle Balazic
Apr 3, 2017 Carol and Barry Meehan
Apr 3, 2017 raphael balboni
Apr 2, 2017 Merrie Frost
Apr 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) Obrigada, desde já, pela atenção!
Apr 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Apr 2, 2017 Loreto Fillat de Acosta
Apr 2, 2017 Donna Runyon
Apr 2, 2017 Adelino Pereira
Apr 2, 2017 Simone Woolgar
Apr 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2017 Lynne Smithson
Apr 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2017 Kim Harris Water is one of the "needs" of human life. Do the right thing with compassion and love for all ~
Apr 1, 2017 Rose Modiano

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