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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


Apr 30, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Apr 29, 2015 Alicia Godreau
Apr 29, 2015 Sandra Jesionek
Apr 29, 2015 isabel sleiman
Apr 28, 2015 David Bell
Apr 28, 2015 Anja Mielke
Apr 28, 2015 Elise Buffie
Apr 26, 2015 Carol Guffey Clean water is a basic human right, and it must be achieved in Haiti immediately! Millions of dollars were raised to help Haiti, so do it!
Apr 23, 2015 GINNY LIONATTO
Apr 18, 2015 Fiona Laveau
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 16, 2015 Karina belkin
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 Catherine Roberts
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 Ruth Vallejo
Apr 14, 2015 Maria Borges
Apr 13, 2015 Gwen England
Apr 13, 2015 Nathan Tuil
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 patricia starkie
Apr 13, 2015 Jaivir Baweja
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed) Love to Haiti <3 let's remember to continue to help b
Apr 13, 2015 Deborah Terry
Apr 13, 2015 Cathy Bedwell
Apr 13, 2015 marilyn jobza
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed) help them get clean drinking water.
Apr 13, 2015 Pamela Renee
Apr 13, 2015 Sarah Soos
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2015 Maria Simao
Apr 2, 2015 Brooke Goldston
Mar 31, 2015 Diane Beeny
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

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