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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 António Guterres,

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 17, 2018 Fiona Power
Aug 16, 2018 Kristy Lacy
Aug 16, 2018 Kristina Cunha
Aug 16, 2018 Amannda Zelmer
Aug 16, 2018 Paul Statman
Aug 6, 2018 Claire M
Aug 6, 2018 Valerie Sanderson
Aug 6, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Aug 5, 2018 Catherine King-Chuparkoff
Aug 4, 2018 Kat WARWICK
Aug 3, 2018 helen emmerson
Aug 3, 2018 Julie du Bois
Aug 3, 2018 Cheri Kirby
Aug 2, 2018 Angela Hembroff
Aug 1, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Jul 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2018 Terri Robb
Jul 26, 2018 karen jackson
Jul 26, 2018 Karen McMurray
Jul 26, 2018 Pat Mercer
Jul 23, 2018 Rama Bharadwaj
Jul 22, 2018 Naeem Yar
Jul 22, 2018 Maria Macpherson
Jul 21, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 20, 2018 Carol Lipsky
Jul 20, 2018 Barbara Gaffield
Jul 20, 2018 CHRISTIANA d
Jul 20, 2018 Sister Grace Diaz Water is vital for all life. Clean water needs to be available to all peoples.
Jul 20, 2018 Sara Arroyo Esquivel
Jul 20, 2018 David Micu
Jul 16, 2018 Donna Delusso
Jul 16, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Jul 15, 2018 Diane Wilson
Jul 10, 2018 Samantha Wilson
Jul 9, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jul 9, 2018 francesca corteccioni
Jul 6, 2018 Judi Putnam
Jul 6, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jul 6, 2018 Maureen Allen The UN needs to put its force behind good water for Haiti
Jul 3, 2018 mike lyons
Jul 2, 2018 Michelle Dumar
Jul 2, 2018 Samantha Heatherly
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
Jun 25, 2018 Cara Blazucki
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 8, 2018 Dr. Tammy King
Jun 7, 2018 Louisa Gauerke

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