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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 Ban Ki-moon,

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


Aug 24, 2015 bonita szalay
Aug 24, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 23, 2015 Vicky White
Aug 21, 2015 Antje Struthmann
Aug 21, 2015 Olga Madzarevic
Aug 20, 2015 Jessica Doherty
Aug 20, 2015 nici perez
Aug 20, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Aug 20, 2015 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Aug 20, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 20, 2015 Raymond Zaracki
Aug 16, 2015 lorraine wilson
Aug 11, 2015 Mary Kraus
Aug 11, 2015 William Shore
Aug 10, 2015 Jody Mahnken
Aug 10, 2015 Abigaile Wolak
Aug 10, 2015 Vicky S
Aug 10, 2015 Maria Lemos
Aug 10, 2015 Karen Wolf
Aug 10, 2015 Jeffrey Bains
Aug 10, 2015 Irina Brenner
Aug 4, 2015 Elizabeth Ashack Please dedicate more time and resources to the people of Haiti.
Aug 4, 2015 Louise Blume
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Jul 31, 2015 Gina Tlamsa
Jul 31, 2015 pippa bainbridge
Jul 31, 2015 rose rauch
Jul 30, 2015 Wallace Parker
Jul 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jul 29, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Jul 22, 2015 Janice Matthews
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Jul 19, 2015 Karin Borjesson
Jul 16, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 16, 2015 Victoria Miniaci
Jul 16, 2015 Jennifer Calvert
Jul 16, 2015 Brenda Weber
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Jul 15, 2015 Kathryn Irby
Jul 12, 2015 Sarah Axler
Jul 11, 2015 Sandra Ainsley
Jul 7, 2015 Pola Alemao
Jul 7, 2015 Charlene Lojewski
Jul 6, 2015 john crouch
Jul 6, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
Jul 5, 2015 Chris Sterry
Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
Jun 27, 2015 Toni Soderholm
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North

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