Blue Helmets Bring Peace to Haiti
Haiti’s poorly-funded, poorly-equipped police force collapsed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. In response, the United Nations deployed thousands of peacekeepers to bolster security on the streets. Those peacekeepers will go home by the end of 2016 — with the job left to the bolstered Haitian National... Read more
Go Inside Haiti’s Worst Slum
Cité Soleil, or “Sun City” is Haiti’s largest slum and its most dangerous. The gangs run this ghetto. Some parts are too dangerous for the Haitian National Police to patrol. Roughly 500,000 population live in Cité Soleil, the majority in poverty. Outsiders need permission from the gangs to travel... Read more
‘We Have to Vote, We Gotta Vote,’ Haitians Declare
Haiti’s Oct. 25 presidential election was largely peaceful, but there were tense moments at a polling station when voters lined up for hours and accused police of blocking them from voting. “I don’t feel good at all , because the national police has been politicized,” voter Yowwanson Versaille said. Officers... Read more

Zack Baddorf

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Zack Baddorf is a multimedia journalist with 10 years of video, radio, print, photo and web reporting in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma. Most recently, Baddorf spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. Baddorf served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and worked for a year for an international non-governmental organization in South Sudan doing media development. He served in the U.S. military for five years as a journalist, reporting from across Asia and the Middle East.

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