Extent of hurricane damage in Haiti "is massive": UNICEF

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Scene from Les Cayes, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

The extent of the damage due to Hurricane Matthew across Haiti is "massive", according to UN staff who are working in the hardest hit areas.

Najwa Mekki of the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, said that it would likely take "years and years" for the affected populations of the Caribbean island to recover.

She was speaking from Les Cayes, one of the towns devastated by Matthew, which struck on 4 October.

An estimated 1.4 million Haitians need assistance.

May Yaacoub asked Ms Mekki what she was seeing on the ground.

Duration: 3'17"

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