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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

Aug 29, 2014 Melissa Johnson
Aug 29, 2014 Mathew Varghese
Aug 29, 2014 karen wade
Aug 29, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Briony Miles
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) much love to the people actually doing something about this - thank you and lets get this movement going!
Aug 29, 2014 Margaret Carleton
Aug 29, 2014 Katherine Perry
Aug 29, 2014 Kelly Ward
Aug 29, 2014 Anne Rogers
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Poppy Moone
Aug 29, 2014 samantha sandefer Please give more to this cause.
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 Gill Lockett
Aug 29, 2014 Candace Wood
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 29, 2014 Celeste Ferraz
Aug 29, 2014 Ariana Stefan
Aug 29, 2014 Rebecca Carmichael
Aug 28, 2014 Rhonda Parsons
Aug 28, 2014 jane hurdsman
Aug 28, 2014 Gerhard Pöschmann
Aug 28, 2014 Michela Scheuerman People everywhere should not have to beg for an essential basic need such as water. Please help.
Aug 28, 2014 Michelle Blanco
Aug 28, 2014 Chaiyasit Sirivej
Aug 28, 2014 Jennifer Frank
Aug 28, 2014 Carrie Sellner
Aug 28, 2014 Darlene Mestas
Aug 28, 2014 Konstantin Oetker
Aug 28, 2014 benjamin bret
Aug 28, 2014 David Brunson
Aug 28, 2014 Ramona Kelly I know how important clean water is, to Haiti and all developing countries. Individuals can pay for wells in Haiti, as well as ask the U.N. to help.
Aug 28, 2014 Danielle Reed
Aug 28, 2014 celeste sanchez
Aug 28, 2014 Sharon Haney
Aug 28, 2014 Christine Lamborn 6,000 dead is 6,000 too many. Please help!
Aug 28, 2014 C Bowdring
Aug 28, 2014 Christine Tooker Haiti needs clean water!
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) such a poor country , thank you for your consideration of this matter .
Aug 28, 2014 Ma Wai Ching
Aug 28, 2014 Joan Fratantuono
Aug 28, 2014 Elieth Montero
Aug 28, 2014 Nancy Brown
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Jennifer McDermott
Aug 28, 2014 Marcia Carter Please help!

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