"Total destruction" of communities in Haiti following hurricane

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A woman crosses a muddy street in downtown Port-au-Prince after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on 4 October 2016, bringing heavy rains and winds. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

Some communities in the south of Haiti have been totally destroyed as a result of the hurricane which swept over the Caribbean nation on Tuesday; that's according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

Media reports put the number of dead due to Hurricane Matthew at up to 800 people.

Around 1.2 million have been affected and some 350,000 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

Enzo di Taranato is head of OCHA's Haiti office.

Daniel Dickinson asked him how the affected communities are coping.

Duration: 2'34"

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