On the Ground in Hurricane-Wrecked Haiti

“Everything is broken and scattered for as far as the eye can see," says Andrew McConnell

Irish photographer Andrew McConnell was in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, for an assignment about education when forecasters started to track a powerful hurricane forming off of the coast of the Caribbean island. Colleagues he was with decided to leave—they were already due to fly out—but he opted to stay.

In the Congo – The Digital Journalist


by Andrew McConnell

I was on my way to visit members of the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) at a jungle camp deep in the rain forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The FDLR is comprised of Hutu extremists who fled Rwanda after their involvement in the 1994 genocide, as well as Hutu members of the former Rwandan army and a mix of displaced Rwandan Hutus. The people number approximately 10,000; they have lived in the jungles of Congo for the past 14 years and have been one of the fundamental causes of the Congo conflict.

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