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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 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,
Feb 17, 2015 Camille Jones
Feb 13, 2015 Linette Schreiber
Feb 12, 2015 Maria Zambrano
Feb 11, 2015 Brian & Judy Poole
Feb 11, 2015 Emily Tenaglia
Feb 10, 2015 Beth Peterson
Feb 10, 2015 Linda McEachron-Taylor
Feb 10, 2015 Betsy Farmer
Feb 10, 2015 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 10, 2015 Lynda Flood
Feb 10, 2015 Relya Downing
Feb 10, 2015 Elissa Mericle-Gray
Feb 10, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Kunze
Feb 10, 2015 Eric Millard
Feb 10, 2015 Jennifer Jones
Feb 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2015 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 5, 2015 Rhiannon Young
Feb 5, 2015 Daniel Coe
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2015 ashley erdmann
Feb 5, 2015 Kalinke ten Hulzen
Feb 4, 2015 Kimberley Clack
Feb 4, 2015 Marion Friedl
Feb 1, 2015 Cara Galluzzo
Jan 29, 2015 Cori Campbell
Jan 29, 2015 alende devasia
Jan 29, 2015 Lubna Saied
Jan 29, 2015 patricia comaduran
Jan 28, 2015 Diana Anderson
Jan 28, 2015 Amber Mabie
Jan 27, 2015 Diana Monks
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 Nancy Link
Jan 27, 2015 ben dugger

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