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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

Sep 16, 2014 Karen Remnant Save, clean water is a basic human right!
Sep 15, 2014 Gail Runnels
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 7, 2014 Wayne Middleton
Sep 5, 2014 Abigail Whitehead Thanks for ending the dirty water problem. No one should have to be afraid of drinking water!
Sep 5, 2014 Al H
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Heidi Handsaker
Sep 4, 2014 pat fingeroff
Sep 4, 2014 C E Krause
Sep 4, 2014 Elissa Wilson
Sep 4, 2014 meghan follansbee
Sep 4, 2014 Bryna Schreier
Sep 4, 2014 Brian Mathews
Sep 2, 2014 Julian Beckett
Sep 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Sep 2, 2014 Claudia Roos to drink water is not only a privilege for rich people. the water is a part of our planet, a gift for all people and animals.
Sep 2, 2014 Frieda Robinson
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 Helga Lobinger
Aug 30, 2014 Holly Utz
Aug 30, 2014 Teresa Matlock
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 lisbeth ball
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Clean drinking water should be a human right.
Aug 29, 2014 Dezari Frank Taylor Praying and sharing this petition
Aug 29, 2014 Kelly Bastian
Aug 29, 2014 Pat kuczynski
Aug 29, 2014 Ernestine King
Aug 29, 2014 Mary Mahn
Aug 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2014 John Blair
Aug 29, 2014 Jose Gonzalez
Aug 29, 2014 Alma Fuentes
Aug 29, 2014 Aparna Lal
Aug 29, 2014 Connie Curtis
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)

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