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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

Sep 21, 2017 Donna Robertson
Sep 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Sep 14, 2017 Charles Lowery
Sep 12, 2017 jane Leavitt
Sep 6, 2017 Emma Garlough
Sep 6, 2017 Ann Achuff
Sep 5, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 29, 2017 Gillian Shults
Aug 25, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Aug 23, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 15, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Aug 14, 2017 John Horn
Aug 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2017 Edward Jepson
Aug 2, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Aug 1, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Jul 31, 2017 Nadejda Sarafidova
Jul 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2017 Nancy Armitstead
Jul 25, 2017 Heinz-Helmut Umbreit
Jul 23, 2017 April Kinsella
Jul 23, 2017 Miranda Honey
Jul 15, 2017 rose williams
Jul 11, 2017 Marilyn Santos
Jul 10, 2017 mindy Bradburn
Jul 8, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Jun 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 Benedetta Arcelli
Jun 23, 2017 paul siemering
Jun 17, 2017 Mirela Avram
Jun 15, 2017 Teresa Silha
Jun 12, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 8, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Jun 6, 2017 Zachary Greiner
Jun 6, 2017 Patricia Cooper
Jun 2, 2017 Leslie Pfost
May 25, 2017 Betty Finley
May 24, 2017 Richard Bosboom
May 24, 2017 Richard Bosboom
May 21, 2017 Lauri Moon
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
May 18, 2017 Ken Stein
May 17, 2017 P D
May 16, 2017 Emily Nolan
May 15, 2017 Artur Xavier

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