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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


Mar 29, 2015 Bri ericksen
Mar 29, 2015 Virginia Allgaier
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 22, 2015 chenie kaur
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Lucy Gowrie Tis blatant abuse to know these circumstances and not act upon them...
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Oral Zeren Human Life and Rights ... Water ? No Question it is !!
Mar 19, 2015 Kathleen Hewitt
Mar 19, 2015 Whitney Howars Please, offer healthy and clean water to those who need in Haiti! Spread the love!
Mar 19, 2015 Katharine Heika
Mar 19, 2015 V. Truong
Mar 19, 2015 Moriah Nash
Mar 19, 2015 nicole bailey
Mar 19, 2015 Benjamin Howard
Mar 19, 2015 karen Howell
Mar 19, 2015 Lin Sunseri
Mar 19, 2015 Dwayne Burkett
Mar 19, 2015 Donna Larson
Mar 19, 2015 cathy belanger
Mar 19, 2015 (Name not displayed) Life is impossible without clean water. Please help them!
Mar 19, 2015 Jeri Smith
Mar 19, 2015 Ondina Passaniti
Mar 19, 2015 Hannah Rees
Mar 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2015 arnella lunsford Please help these people. In this country we often take such things as clean water for granted.
Mar 19, 2015 Sandra gray
Mar 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2015 valerie pelletier
Mar 16, 2015 susan koeppl
Mar 16, 2015 Wyoming Brown
Mar 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Feb 28, 2015 Stephen Wilde
Feb 28, 2015 N. Katayama
Feb 27, 2015 Elisabete Fonseca
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2015 Francine Traniello
Feb 23, 2015 Lorryn Young
Feb 23, 2015 Patricia Johnson
Feb 22, 2015 Elise Lobdell Access to clean water should be a basic human right.
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 20, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2015 mary wheeler,

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