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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


Oct 17, 2014 Margie Gray
Oct 16, 2014 donielle joslyn
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 Julie Martin
Oct 12, 2014 Kaley Bill
Oct 10, 2014 Jessica Perez
Oct 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2014 karen watton
Oct 3, 2014 Olga Titova
Oct 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2014 Laura kennell
Oct 1, 2014 kevin lawson
Oct 1, 2014 Sarah Fisher
Sep 30, 2014 Marsha King
Sep 30, 2014 Rose & John Martin
Sep 30, 2014 Ann Mondee
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 27, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2014 Tammy Boykin
Sep 25, 2014 Azra Alatovic
Sep 25, 2014 vaiva griskaite
Sep 24, 2014 Nicole Pans
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Sep 19, 2014 Gabby Estlund
Sep 19, 2014 Marco Simioni
Sep 18, 2014 Priscilla Robinson
Sep 18, 2014 Arkady Vyatchanin
Sep 17, 2014 Manuel Uribe-Alcocer
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Hecko
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
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

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