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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


Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 8, 2018 Dr. Tammy King
Jun 7, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 7, 2018 Armida Franceschini
Jun 7, 2018 Helle Mikkelsen
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 6, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
Jun 5, 2018 Jean McDermott
Jun 5, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 5, 2018 Virginia Belanger
Jun 1, 2018 Bonita Easley
Jun 1, 2018 Kelly Martins
May 30, 2018 Shelley Waltman
May 29, 2018 Haroldo Widmann
May 28, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 25, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
May 24, 2018 Danny King
May 17, 2018 Melissa Young
May 16, 2018 Holly Sustaita
May 16, 2018 Robert Reed
May 16, 2018 Ines Ivanisevic
May 16, 2018 Dolores Herrmann
May 13, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 13, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 12, 2018 Cecile Dumornay
May 10, 2018 Marilynn Baldwin
May 7, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 2, 2018 Rosanne Anderson
May 2, 2018 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Apr 25, 2018 Janis Higgins
Apr 20, 2018 Dylan Yowell
Apr 20, 2018 Brecken Laliberte
Apr 12, 2018 Fatima Raza
Apr 12, 2018 Caryn Freedman
Apr 12, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 10, 2018 Maria Simao
Apr 5, 2018 Janet Magdaleno
Apr 5, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 30, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson Cholera can be eliminated with the provision of clean water.
Mar 22, 2018 barbara gale
Mar 22, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 19, 2018 tiziano testi
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Helen Smylie

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