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Halt the Haze -- Protect our Health!

To Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and ASEAN heads of government:

As citizens concerned about the threat forest fires pose to people and planet, we call on you to take urgent action by redoubling recent efforts to hold those responsible for starting fires to account through better law-enforcement, government reform, and strong climate action. We urge you to come up with a comprehensive fire-prevention plan and support industry commitments to stop the haze. The health of a generation and the future of Indonesian forests lies in your hands -- we count on you to act now. 

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Halt the Haze -- Protect our Health!

Southeast Asia's children are choking. The haze is a hazard to the health of a generation -- but finally, politicians are getting off their chairs. Let's make this the year we finally halt the haze.

The solutions to the problem are already known: Stop the fires before they even start, get tough on those who break the law, and work with communities to preserve precious forests and peatlands. With pollution levels off the charts, important actors in the region are under pressure to act -- or risk their citizens' wrath.

That's where we come in. There are tens of thousands of Avaaz members in Southeast Asia who care about health and climate. If all of us demand clear action now, we can give political leaders in the region the support they need to crack down on the fire-starters, boost law-enforcement and provide a massive mandate to use the power of the law to make health win over haze. Sign now and share the campaign!

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