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Assessing needs in a forgotten neighborhood

Haiti, January 23, 2010

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    Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps  </span>
    Water expert Mugur Dumitrache inspects the water in the Tabarre 41 neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, an area he described as "not even being on any map." Photo: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Yesterday I accompanied our water expert Mugur Dumitrache yesterday. It's a shantytown that Mugur has described as "not even being on any map."

Residents here have been extremely industrious, salvaging their metal roofs to construct tin shacks in an open field. They are really working to pull themselves together. They nominated three people as their representatives. Mugur met with them and is very keen on helping ensure they're drinking clean water and helping them organize a sanitation plan.

Check out more photos I took of this neighborhood on our Facebook page.