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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 António Guterres,

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

Feb 22, 2018 David Frank
Feb 17, 2018 Dunja Srdanovic
Feb 15, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Feb 13, 2018 Maggie Alk
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Feb 5, 2018 steve scozzaro
Feb 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2018 Marcus Payne
Jan 28, 2018 Holly Smith
Jan 28, 2018 Sheila Dillon
Jan 27, 2018 Matthew Schaut
Jan 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Sheila Desmond
Jan 22, 2018 Eva Sandhammar
Jan 18, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 16, 2018 ROBERT ROGAN
Jan 16, 2018 Lori Buckler
Jan 16, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Jan 16, 2018 Martine Smet
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 15, 2018 Freya Harris
Jan 12, 2018 Judith Busse
Jan 12, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 12, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Jan 10, 2018 Ann Erbacher Grey
Jan 9, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Jan 9, 2018 Paola DeCastro
Jan 9, 2018 Janice Vakili
Jan 5, 2018 stephanie Spiers
Jan 2, 2018 Caterina Raviglione
Dec 26, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 23, 2017 Geniece Medsker
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 20, 2017 Maritza Montero
Dec 19, 2017 L Stapleton We should all we can to help these people have clean drinking and bathing water.
Dec 17, 2017 Chrissy Smutny
Dec 13, 2017 Liz Pope
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 1, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 24, 2017 Dean OBrien
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 23, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 21, 2017 Margaret Schultz
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 13, 2017 Alexandre Pereira

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