UN relief agency supports Haiti following deadly storm

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Tropical Storm Isaac passed across Haiti causing high winds and heavy rains, flooding low-lying areas of Port-au-Prince and flattening camps for displaced people from the January 2010 earthquake. Residents work to recover their personal possessions UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Tropical storm Isaac hit Haiti over the weekend, killing at least six people including an eight-year-old girl.

The Caribbean nation is still on the mend following the deadly January 2010 earthquake.

About 400,000 people who were displaced by the disaster are still living in camps.

The extent of the storm damage is still being determined, but the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) says it appears the south-east and west of the country were most affected.

Patrick Maigua in Geneva spoke to OCHA's Vanessa Huguenin who adds that damage to the country's agriculture sector is also a concern.

Duration: 2’03″

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