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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

Aug 20, 2014 Nina Hirsch
Aug 17, 2014 Lisa Delabre
Aug 16, 2014 David Addison
Aug 15, 2014 Marco palomba
Aug 14, 2014 Kerry Bazinet
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Nobody should live a life without clean water....
Aug 14, 2014 jeri williams
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 13, 2014 Jeanette Soto
Aug 13, 2014 joe fox
Aug 13, 2014 Martina Bioenergy
Aug 13, 2014 Sara Parker
Aug 13, 2014 Chiara Chittofrati
Aug 12, 2014 Joel Quaintance
Aug 12, 2014 Chrystal Pritchett
Aug 12, 2014 Michelle Neeson
Aug 12, 2014 Rowan Heston
Aug 12, 2014 Gracie Winters
Aug 11, 2014 Megan Riehl
Aug 11, 2014 Dana Earnest
Aug 11, 2014 susan elliott
Aug 11, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Aug 11, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Aug 11, 2014 Gareth Smith
Aug 10, 2014 Virginia Culbert
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2014 Judy McKinney
Aug 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2014 Axa Tolonen
Aug 9, 2014 Ian Horn
Aug 8, 2014 MONA POWE
Aug 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) yes..they do hav d right to live as we all do..!!!!
Aug 8, 2014 ANNE LANZI
Aug 8, 2014 Catherine Payne
Aug 7, 2014 Duane Likens
Aug 7, 2014 Bob Brucker
Aug 7, 2014 Mary Clausing
Aug 5, 2014 ana bushi
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Mary McBride
Aug 1, 2014 Kerry Avenell
Jul 30, 2014 Sandra Boylston
Jul 30, 2014 Sachini Hulugalle
Jul 29, 2014 Eric Tremellat
Jul 29, 2014 michelle andrus
Jul 29, 2014 Lana LeSoleau
Jul 26, 2014 Oscar Landé
Jul 26, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 25, 2014 Jennifer Brown
Jul 25, 2014 Jessica Campbell

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