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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


Apr 20, 2018 Dylan Yowell
Apr 20, 2018 Brecken Laliberte
Apr 12, 2018 Fatima Raza
Apr 12, 2018 Caryn Freedman
Apr 12, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 10, 2018 Maria Simao
Apr 5, 2018 Janet Magdaleno
Apr 5, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 30, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson Cholera can be eliminated with the provision of clean water.
Mar 22, 2018 barbara gale
Mar 22, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 19, 2018 tiziano testi
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 16, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 16, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 16, 2018 Paula Medina
Mar 13, 2018 Bertrand Sirol
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Mar 8, 2018 Marilyn Williams Please care!! MW
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 r van strien
Mar 7, 2018 Marion Weston
Mar 5, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 3, 2018 B. Thomas Diener
Mar 3, 2018 CHARLES SMITH
Feb 27, 2018 Carolanne Saenz
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Judith Brown
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

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