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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

Dec 17, 2014 velma jean
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 annette florence
Dec 11, 2014 Gina Chiarella
Dec 9, 2014 Janice Chris
Dec 7, 2014 debbie mason
Dec 7, 2014 Dina Mattas
Dec 5, 2014 samantha jordan
Dec 5, 2014 Jessica Brown
Dec 5, 2014 Nina Morales
Dec 5, 2014 Lynn Webber
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 2, 2014 Lisa Hayes
Dec 2, 2014 Martina Popova
Nov 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 25, 2014 Rehana Huq
Nov 21, 2014 Nanlouise Wolfe
Nov 19, 2014 mays rihan
Nov 19, 2014 Liz Berry
Nov 15, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 15, 2014 Marco Aurélio T. Fernandes
Nov 14, 2014 Amber Lancaster
Nov 14, 2014 Rebecca Wetherbee
Nov 14, 2014 Ilean Rive
Nov 14, 2014 Nancy Clayton Everyone deserves clean drinking water. Cholera is a preventable, deadly disease. Please help the Haitians.
Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 8, 2014 Robert petermann
Nov 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Lynda Holt
Oct 29, 2014 A Hill
Oct 29, 2014 Lee Vanderlin
Oct 29, 2014 Jeffrey Creech
Oct 27, 2014 Roberto Angarita
Oct 25, 2014 Doug Matthews
Oct 24, 2014 Leigh-Anne Francis
Oct 22, 2014 Sarika Prasad
Oct 21, 2014 Melody Bell
Oct 17, 2014 Margie Gray
Oct 16, 2014 donielle joslyn
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 Julie Martin

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