The Battle for Haiti

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A row of tents that house earthquake survivors in Milot, Haiti (Anna Sale)

A year ago, when the monumental earthquake of January 2010 hit Haiti, 250,000 people died, even more were injured, and roughly one million were left homeless. But the tragedy didn’t end there. At the same time that millions of civilians mourned, over 4,000 prisoners escaped from the national penitentiary and began a reign of terror over the nation’s tent cities that continues today; raping women and children, brutalizing citizens, and controlling access to drinking water and electricity.

Dan Reed examines this precarious and dangerous situation in his new Frontline documentary “Battle for Haiti,” airing tonight on PBS channels. William Gardner appears in the film. He’s chief of the UN's Community Violence Reduction program in Haiti.



William Gardner and Dan Reed

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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