A variety of human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes and humanitarian organizations have released a statement on the second anniversary of Haiti’s cholera outbreak, renewing their call for the United Nations and U.S. government to help control the ongoing epidemic. Since the outbreak in October 2010, 7,564 Haitians have died from cholera, with some 600,000 reported cases of infection. Signatories are asking specifically for the United Nations and U.S. government to help Haiti install vital clean water and sanitation infrastructure. According to the World Health Organization, individuals without access to these amenities constitute the majority of cholera cases.
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The statement was signed by the following organizations:
Alternative Chance, American Jewish World Service, Canada Haiti Action Network, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Environmental Justice Initiative for Haiti, Grassroots International, Hastings to Haiti Partnership, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Just Foreign Policy, li,li,li! Read, Mennonite Central Committee U.S.Washington Office, New Media Advocacy Project, Other Worlds, The Haiti Support Group, TransAfrica Forum