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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


May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Brittany Paral
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 Margaret Argyle
May 20, 2015 Susan Armistead
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
May 19, 2015 KEY KLAUS
May 19, 2015 b w
May 19, 2015 Christopher Fries
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 19, 2015 Francisco de Tavira
May 18, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 14, 2015 Renata Mendes de Sa
May 14, 2015 Sheila Dabiri
May 14, 2015 ralf groneberg
May 14, 2015 mario bouton
May 13, 2015 Patricia Stratton
May 8, 2015 marlene segal
May 8, 2015 Phebe Watlington
May 8, 2015 Lori Thomas
May 8, 2015 Marla Atkins
May 8, 2015 rebecca lemesnager Thank you for this opportunity
May 8, 2015 Grace den Dekker Every nation should make clean water a mandated law! I back this nation to save the people of Haiti by keeping their water clean.
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2015 Robert Payne
May 7, 2015 Elizabeth White
May 7, 2015 C Stevens
May 7, 2015 deborah hixon
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2015 Pamela VanDeusen
May 7, 2015 Kathleen Siver
May 7, 2015 Marilyn Suddaby
May 7, 2015 Lauren Moch
May 7, 2015 Robin Meredith-Kramer
May 7, 2015 Martha Boshnick
May 7, 2015 Marilyn Bonnette Clean water is empowering for citizens.
May 7, 2015 aigerim nussupova
May 7, 2015 Dodie Hagadorn
May 7, 2015 Kristin Warren It is our responsibility to help those less fortunate
May 7, 2015 Julia Isabel Cascante Quesada All in this world are ours brothers
May 5, 2015 Cheryl Hanks-Hicks
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2015 KELLY GORMAN
May 4, 2015 Stacy Ping
May 4, 2015 Florina Spanu
Apr 30, 2015 Anastasia Lamers

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