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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

Dec 17, 2017 Chrissy Smutny
Dec 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 1, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 24, 2017 Dean OBrien
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 23, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 21, 2017 Margaret Schultz
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 13, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) Don't move UN troops back into Haiti, just implement what this petition says. Make sure Haitians in Haiti have clean drinking water.
Nov 8, 2017 lynne mcgarry
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 1, 2017 Lucilla Bellucci
Nov 1, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Oct 29, 2017 Jozef Oud Water is Life!
Oct 25, 2017 Susan O'Connor Clean water is important.
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Misti Lee
Oct 23, 2017 JOAnn Evans
Oct 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2017 Leigha Henson
Oct 20, 2017 Lois Freeman
Oct 19, 2017 Jenna Swallow
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2017 Quentin Fischer
Oct 16, 2017 Aimee Gasparre
Oct 14, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2017 katarina terning
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 Melissa Bird
Oct 5, 2017 Ralph Plumlee Bring clean water to Haiti
Oct 4, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Sep 29, 2017 Jean Kim
Sep 27, 2017 Sheila Massoni
Sep 27, 2017 Kim Hanke
Sep 27, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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

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