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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

Jan 24, 2015 Mary Jane Else Basic needs should be our highest priority. The people of Haiti deserve clean water.
Jan 24, 2015 Elena Karpova
Jan 24, 2015 Donna Savin
Jan 24, 2015 erica writesel
Jan 24, 2015 Charles Healey
Jan 23, 2015 Joy Branch
Jan 23, 2015 Carla Lamarr
Jan 23, 2015 Nan Stevenson
Jan 23, 2015 Sharon Saunders
Jan 23, 2015 Emmanuel Roy
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 19, 2015 Jessica M-E Nitsch
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 Jodie Alqahtani
Jan 19, 2015 Felicity Dorsett
Jan 19, 2015 c c
Jan 19, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 19, 2015 Lindsay Mugglestone
Jan 19, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 19, 2015 Kim Sellon
Jan 18, 2015 LINDA FANCHER
Jan 15, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 14, 2015 anna helenes
Jan 14, 2015 Dale Gelfand
Jan 13, 2015 Pat Tierney
Jan 13, 2015 Claudia Martinez
Jan 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 Graziella Gualandi
Jan 8, 2015 Anthony Maddaluno
Jan 8, 2015 Anne Firsching
Jan 8, 2015 Shirley Livingstone
Jan 5, 2015 Bob Brucker
Jan 5, 2015 Lane Page
Jan 4, 2015 Signy Davis
Jan 3, 2015 anna helenes
Jan 2, 2015 Patricia Armstrong
Jan 1, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Jan 1, 2015 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Jan 1, 2015 Cheryl Fergeson
Jan 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Good Luck
Dec 29, 2014 Cynthia Narkoff
Dec 28, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards
Dec 27, 2014 Hazel Moss
Dec 25, 2014 Heather Ruckman
Dec 25, 2014 Mark Hayduke Grenard

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