|According to the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC), about a quarter of the city's pre-Katrina population--more than 175,000 people--has not returned.Those who came to the hearing hope the U.S. government will respond to U.N. pressure and recognize their right to return. They want Katrina survivors to be defined as internally displaced persons (IDPs)
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
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