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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

Mar 26, 2017 Mary Guillet
Mar 26, 2017 Amy Barron
Mar 26, 2017 Diana Rothe
Mar 26, 2017 Natalia POCH
Mar 26, 2017 Kerry Connolly
Mar 26, 2017 Ian Seabrooke
Mar 26, 2017 jeanette capotorto
Mar 26, 2017 Val GOld
Mar 26, 2017 Fabio Bogdanic
Mar 26, 2017 Richard Brigg
Mar 26, 2017 Melanie Goodyear
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Mar 26, 2017 Liriangela Boeira
Mar 26, 2017 Vicki de Bruin
Mar 26, 2017 Payton Godon
Mar 26, 2017 Marly Wexler we , who have more, are bound to help those who have less
Mar 26, 2017 Eva Passerini
Mar 26, 2017 Travis Thomas
Mar 25, 2017 Ana Coelho
Mar 25, 2017 Louisa-Jill Fowler
Mar 25, 2017 Stacey smith
Mar 25, 2017 Stacy Harris
Mar 25, 2017 Kristy King
Mar 25, 2017 Dee Martin
Mar 25, 2017 Brittany Barringer
Mar 25, 2017 Claudia Adamson
Mar 25, 2017 Lora Treadway
Mar 25, 2017 Robert Martin
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Mar 25, 2017 Ronald Wolniewicz
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Mar 25, 2017 Becky Marek
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Mar 25, 2017 Suzette Hoyt
Mar 25, 2017 Alvin Carrier
Mar 25, 2017 lynn kullas
Mar 25, 2017 Kay Brainerd
Mar 25, 2017 Michele Busler
Mar 25, 2017 Lorena Matouk
Mar 25, 2017 Lois Ingram
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Mar 25, 2017 Mame Boyd
Mar 25, 2017 Andrea Smith
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Mar 25, 2017 Gary Cubler
Mar 25, 2017 Ilesa Ross

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