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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

Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 25, 2015 Veronica Cox
Nov 25, 2015 Lisa Ofstedal
Nov 24, 2015 Janet Bradley
Nov 24, 2015 Joan Sitnick
Nov 24, 2015 Javier Aguilar
Nov 24, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 Nadia KUGELOV
Nov 24, 2015 John Cort
Nov 24, 2015 christine burgess
Nov 24, 2015 Regula Hess
Nov 24, 2015 patricia bayle
Nov 24, 2015 marie laure vignaud
Nov 24, 2015 Marie Jo Bouey
Nov 24, 2015 françoise béguin
Nov 24, 2015 danielle jacques
Nov 24, 2015 joyce alexander
Nov 24, 2015 Anita Staines-Judnick
Nov 24, 2015 Anne élise Grégoire
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2015 Nancy Wein
Nov 17, 2015 Donna Enders
Nov 17, 2015 Robert Parker
Nov 17, 2015 Natasha Gilbert
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed) I think that the people of Haiti should have an unlimited supply of clean,fresh water just like those who live in America because without fresh water life would be realy realy bad and these poor children deserve more that this.
Nov 10, 2015 billy smith
Nov 8, 2015 Bob Brucker
Nov 8, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Nov 8, 2015 maria soares
Nov 5, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Nov 3, 2015 Eileen Sands
Nov 1, 2015 Ana Mendes
Oct 30, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 25, 2015 Priscilla Smith
Oct 25, 2015 Mary Delgado
Oct 24, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 24, 2015 TIM SCHAFER Much needed. For many people, clean water is "medicine."
Oct 21, 2015 Jade Hudon
Oct 20, 2015 Milene Lima
Oct 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2015 Erica Pinto
Oct 20, 2015 Heidi Francis
Oct 18, 2015 leta rosetree
Oct 15, 2015 Lorena Collins
Oct 15, 2015 Katherin Weiss
Oct 13, 2015 ana trillo

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