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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


Jul 26, 2014 Oscar Landé
Jul 26, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 25, 2014 Jennifer Brown
Jul 25, 2014 Jessica Campbell
Jul 24, 2014 Maridell Price
Jul 24, 2014 Shannon Erickson
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
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Jul 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 22, 2014 Gail Wanliss
Jul 21, 2014 Julia Golenkowicz
Jul 19, 2014 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jul 18, 2014 Neekoo Amani
Jul 17, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 15, 2014 Nancy Jackson
Jul 15, 2014 Susan Bartasavage
Jul 15, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Jul 15, 2014 Steve Barbe
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 13, 2014 Stephen Dowson
Jul 10, 2014 Ann Umland
Jul 10, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Jul 9, 2014 Pamela DeLitta
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 8, 2014 Nancy Sanderson
Jul 8, 2014 kevin king
Jul 7, 2014 Stacey Cannon
Jul 5, 2014 Ruzan Tsjobanjan
Jul 4, 2014 Anne Ihata
Jul 1, 2014 Erik Karlström
Jul 1, 2014 Elizabeth Samson
Jul 1, 2014 Elena Knox
Jun 30, 2014 Courtney Schmidt
Jun 28, 2014 Frances Grange
Jun 27, 2014 Chaya Lander
Jun 26, 2014 Rucha Harde
Jun 25, 2014 Mary Elizabeth Olsen
Jun 25, 2014 Kwame Asiedu The people of Haiti deserve their clean water, plain and simple. Please let us provide them with this necessity. Please.
Jun 25, 2014 Dannielle Jaeger This would be more helpful than more wars.
Jun 25, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Jun 24, 2014 kim michaels
Jun 24, 2014 Mara Sabinson
Jun 24, 2014 Annette Gagnon
Jun 24, 2014 Dagmar Grabsch

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