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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

Feb 9, 2016 paris karali
Feb 8, 2016 elga konietzny
Feb 7, 2016 Jan Marek
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Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Jan 29, 2016 Katherine Murdock
Jan 28, 2016 Pamela Justice
Jan 27, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 27, 2016 Lourdes Guzman
Jan 27, 2016 Liam Maloney
Jan 23, 2016 Roberto Azcárate
Jan 21, 2016 Beverly Folkes
Jan 21, 2016 Lea Valerio
Jan 18, 2016 Ivone Oliveira
Jan 17, 2016 Lone Klitgaard
Jan 17, 2016 Tiffany Ash
Jan 17, 2016 Theresa Cox
Jan 17, 2016 Kelleen Farrell
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Jan 14, 2016 Christine Partridge
Jan 14, 2016 Camile Dionne-West
Jan 14, 2016 Nancy Schuhrke
Jan 14, 2016 kathleen conroy
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Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 8, 2016 Alicja Bożek
Jan 6, 2016 Terri Starbuck
Jan 6, 2016 Mariah Vossos
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Jan 5, 2016 David Crawford
Jan 4, 2016 Deb Weinberg
Jan 3, 2016 Francine Allen
Jan 3, 2016 foteini horbou
Jan 1, 2016 Kim Starr
Dec 31, 2015 Chelsea Williams
Dec 31, 2015 Jordi Estruells
Dec 31, 2015 Josianne Rigoli
Dec 30, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Dec 30, 2015 c. martinez
Dec 30, 2015 KAREN JONES
Dec 22, 2015 Shannon Sicocan
Dec 22, 2015 Carolyn Matini
Dec 22, 2015 Chris Gill
Dec 22, 2015 Amanda Gerber
Dec 21, 2015 Nick Stockbridge
Dec 20, 2015 Laura Miller
Dec 19, 2015 Brenda Webster

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