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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


Jan 19, 2017 saran woodfield
Jan 18, 2017 Melissa Newman
Jan 17, 2017 Amanda Kvapil
Jan 17, 2017 julie matewicz
Jan 17, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Kat duPasht
Jan 14, 2017 sarah stevens
Jan 14, 2017 Valerie Baksa-Cato
Jan 13, 2017 Sue Hartman Whenever you turn on your water faucet, be thankful it is so accessible to you.
Jan 12, 2017 Francesca Nicoletti
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Jan 10, 2017 Suzanne Beaton
Jan 10, 2017 David Vespa
Jan 10, 2017 Anna Winroope
Jan 9, 2017 EWELINA MARDYLA
Jan 9, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Jan 8, 2017 Crystal Conklin
Jan 8, 2017 GIUSEPPINA BERTANI
Jan 8, 2017 Paul Soethaert
Jan 8, 2017 Jolanda Soethaert
Jan 8, 2017 Sydney Hoppe
Jan 8, 2017 Sally Maytham
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Jan 7, 2017 Amanda Ault
Jan 7, 2017 Brianna Onken
Jan 7, 2017 Mary Salerno
Jan 7, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
Jan 7, 2017 Manuela Schneider
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Jan 6, 2017 S W
Jan 6, 2017 Barbara Cheek
Jan 6, 2017 Karen Van Tuyle
Jan 6, 2017 Judith Swain
Jan 6, 2017 Jessica Froneman
Jan 6, 2017 Gina Pantier
Jan 6, 2017 Lea Faulks
Jan 6, 2017 Rosa Maria Negrete
Jan 6, 2017 Laus Jacques
Jan 6, 2017 Lora Hamman
Jan 6, 2017 Rogi Rogic
Jan 6, 2017 Igor Balint
Jan 6, 2017 Florie Trutin
Jan 5, 2017 Tiina Miettinen
Jan 5, 2017 marcos ceja
Jan 5, 2017 Tim Sunlake
Jan 5, 2017 Gwen Walsh
Jan 5, 2017 Kristina Bognar
Jan 5, 2017 Kristina Bognar
Jan 5, 2017 Tom Sunlake

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