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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 20, 2016 Minette Yap
Oct 20, 2016 Randall Bong
Oct 19, 2016 OLGA COTTO
Oct 19, 2016 OSVALDO TOMAS
Oct 12, 2016 Alicia .L. Denofrio
Oct 12, 2016 patty langford
Oct 8, 2016 Donald Glenister
Oct 2, 2016 Susan Ellis
Sep 30, 2016 Mary-Kay Jones
Sep 30, 2016 Mariana Varela
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Dee Ann Neely
Sep 24, 2016 Averill Waterhouse
Sep 23, 2016 Martha Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Carole Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 21, 2016 Michelle Smith Cavallo
Sep 21, 2016 Lorri Goldman
Sep 17, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 17, 2016 nina jacob
Sep 16, 2016 Helen Ryan
Sep 16, 2016 David Friedman
Sep 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
Sep 15, 2016 Lauren Clayton
Sep 15, 2016 Debra Dragonheart
Sep 15, 2016 Gloriana Roig
Sep 15, 2016 Roberta Smith
Sep 15, 2016 Greg Meyer
Sep 14, 2016 Leslie Poms
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2016 Debbie Deane Your government has a responsibility to give access to clean water to every person, regardless of wealth or poverty. Millions of life depend on clean water.
Sep 13, 2016 Kim Holec
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 9, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Sep 9, 2016 Sara woodford
Sep 8, 2016 Naomi Laver
Sep 8, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Sep 7, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 6, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Sep 5, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Sep 4, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Sep 3, 2016 melanie dammann Please help them get clean water!
Sep 3, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 3, 2016 Mari Lau
Sep 3, 2016 Keth Luke
Sep 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) Cholera Kills-Bring Clean Water To Haiti!!!
Aug 29, 2016 Linda Wheeldon
Aug 28, 2016 Raleigh koritz

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