Thursday, November 1, 2007

Route 9-Cite Soleil - November 1, 2007

Here is a photo with the crew and the Brazilian UN at the Lycee in Cite Soleil. Elizabeth speaks portuguese so she talked with them and the soldiers invited everyone to join them on their patrol. Marlene was the driver and Elizabeth directed the troops.

We went down Route 9 where the flooding was and the banana crops were damaged. Over 1200 people took refuge from the flooding at the state secondary school (Lycee) that we visited. We talked with the people and heard their stories of what they went through. They just want the rains to stop and everything to dry up.

Erosion from the waters ate away at part of this path. Houses were also destroyed.

This family is trying to channel away the water from in front of their home. They had been doing this since dawn working with the hope of redirecting the flow of water away from their home.

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