started this petition to
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN
The people of Haiti are fighting a deadly cholera epidemic introduced by UN troops that has killed thousands and sickened hundreds of thousands more.
Since it caused this catastrophe, let’s push the
UN to help Haitians stamp out killer cholera for good
Since it began in October 2010, cholera has killed nearly 9000 and brought untold suffering to poor Haitian communities. Although doctors, scientists, and even UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton recognize that
UN troops brought the epidemic to Haiti,
the UN has refused to take responsibility
Following months of pressure from grassroots movements in Haiti and around the world, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on December 11, 2012 that his office would support a $2.2 billion
plan to eliminate cholera with medical treatment and water and sanitation infrastructure.
Two years later,
initiative has secured commitments covering merely 18% of
the plan’s total price tag.
At this pace
thousands more Haitians will die before their communities receive clean water
Nearly five years have passed since this deadly epidemic first broke out. To avoid any further delay in saving lives, the UN must move quicker. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon should secure the funding
needed to build vital water and sanitation infrastructure accessible to all Haitians now. The Secretary General should ensure that this funding is transparent and that the Haitian government and impacted communities play a central
role in every step of the implementation of the plan to eliminate cholera.
We have no time to lose.
Cholera cases have surged in the last few months.
Together we can save lives and help Haitians
finally rid their nation of this killer, if we act now. Sign this urgent petition and share it with everyone you know. We'll deliver it directly to the Secretary General.
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