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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


Apr 19, 2014 Maria Dessy
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Fawn Quintanilla
Apr 18, 2014 marilu hernandez
Apr 18, 2014 vickie Wetherill
Apr 18, 2014 Charisse Wise
Apr 17, 2014 Lori Lewis
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Erica Seelig How can we have so much, and they so little? Please help.
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) I enjoy knowing the little things I can do in life matter and I enjoy teaching my 10 year old how to give of herself to others.
Apr 16, 2014 Ruth McNaughton
Apr 16, 2014 Thomas Busemeyer NASA has developed a water purification system that is being used successfully by other water-starved nations; I hope it can be made available to the people of Haiti.
Apr 16, 2014 Linda Wise
Apr 16, 2014 Gail Sabbadini
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please do not ignore the plight of the people!
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 16, 2014 Laurent Muller
Apr 16, 2014 Perrine Gallart
Apr 16, 2014 Terry Smith
Apr 15, 2014 Jessica Goh Lets do our best to help those in need. We should feel honored that we are able to participate and provide our helping hand.
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Kathleen Koss
Apr 15, 2014 Griffen Edge
Apr 15, 2014 Lani Porter Clean water is essential for keeping the people from terrible diseases that flourish in Haiti. People have no other source of water so must be provided clean water.
Apr 15, 2014 francine gallart
Apr 15, 2014 Nelci Silva
Apr 14, 2014 Mary Freeman
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Marion r.
Apr 14, 2014 Marnie Gaasedelen
Apr 14, 2014 Elise Balcom
Apr 14, 2014 Hannah Boxall
Apr 13, 2014 Barbara Thomas
Apr 13, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Apr 13, 2014 Mindy Martin
Apr 13, 2014 Tina Bryant
Apr 13, 2014 Sophie Hatfield
Apr 13, 2014 Barbara Brown
Apr 13, 2014 Andy Lazzarini
Apr 13, 2014 Bill Morgan
Apr 13, 2014 Foteini Tota
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Barbara Davidson
Apr 12, 2014 Billie Wills
Apr 12, 2014 Marissa Niebla Everyone deserves clean water.
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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