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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 30, 2015 Wallace Parker
Jul 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jul 29, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Jul 22, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2015 Karin Borjesson
Jul 16, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 16, 2015 Victoria Miniaci
Jul 16, 2015 Jennifer Calvert
Jul 16, 2015 Brenda Weber
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2015 Kathryn Irby
Jul 12, 2015 Sarah Axler
Jul 11, 2015 Sandra Ainsley
Jul 7, 2015 Pola Alemao
Jul 7, 2015 Charlene Lojewski
Jul 6, 2015 john crouch
Jul 6, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
Jul 5, 2015 Chris Sterry
Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
Jun 27, 2015 Toni Soderholm
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 21, 2015 Joanne Montgomery We all deserve clean water, even if we can't afford to pay for it? We should all be entitled to the minimum amount needed to drink, cook and wash our families every day.
Jun 20, 2015 Tonya Howard
Jun 17, 2015 Annie Smit
Jun 16, 2015 Iris Mueller
Jun 14, 2015 Linda Mae Chover
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 9, 2015 Vivien Green
Jun 2, 2015 Ian Miller
Jun 2, 2015 Alex Sutherlin
May 31, 2015 jackie godbout
May 30, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
May 30, 2015 Maria Simao
May 30, 2015 Marci Turner
May 29, 2015 Melinda Funk
May 29, 2015 M. Kent
May 28, 2015 Tanja Lepikkö
May 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2015 Jamey Baker
May 28, 2015 Miriam Rehbein
May 28, 2015 Amy Pierfederici
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Brittany Paral
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 Margaret Argyle

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