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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

Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 16, 2016 Elizabeth Langner
Jun 14, 2016 Robert Stroud
Jun 12, 2016 Michael Lisle
Jun 12, 2016 Flora Foster
Jun 11, 2016 joy leonard
Jun 10, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Jun 9, 2016 kellyann morander
Jun 9, 2016 Jolanda Klos
Jun 9, 2016 cher singer
Jun 3, 2016 Sharon Kavanaugh
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
Jun 1, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
May 26, 2016 Angie Gabriel
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) CLEAN Water is a Must for the well-being everywhere.
May 23, 2016 Karen Stout
May 20, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 18, 2016 Janet Grunke
May 16, 2016 Franca Faustini
May 16, 2016 Sarah Robbins
May 15, 2016 JANICE Singer
May 15, 2016 Karen D. Felts
May 15, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 13, 2016 Katelyn Christensen
May 11, 2016 Joan Christensen
May 7, 2016 Dimitris Dallis
May 6, 2016 Dat Tran
May 3, 2016 Martin Bernard
May 3, 2016 Beth Laurer
May 3, 2016 Amanda Dickinson
May 3, 2016 Brenda Lin
May 2, 2016 Susan Brittain
May 1, 2016 Michelle Berry Clean water is the breath of life. Without it every living organism shrivels and dies. There is no right to privatize water, nor leave a poor nation in filth. Old-style politics must end! Global empathy with each other is now called for.
May 1, 2016 Aysha Paddison
Apr 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2016 Karen Phillips
Apr 27, 2016 Alice McGough
Apr 21, 2016 Garry Lough
Apr 20, 2016 Lynn Hansen
Apr 20, 2016 Carol Ozouf
Apr 18, 2016 Adriana Bidarra
Apr 15, 2016 Janet Solomon
Apr 14, 2016 Marcia Bissett
Apr 14, 2016 Laura Duchon
Apr 13, 2016 carleen savarino
Apr 12, 2016 Jackie Bade
Apr 11, 2016 silva kruzic
Apr 10, 2016 Kristen Witt
Apr 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2016 Ruby King

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