“Desperate situation” for children in post-hurricane Haiti will persist

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Two boys eat in a church in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, a neighbourhood to the east of the capital Port-au-Prince, where they took shelter from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: UNICEF/Bahare Khodabande

Children who have been affected by the hurricane which struck Haiti one month ago face a desperate situation which is likely to persist for the "foreseeable future", according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Hurricane Matthew struck the Caribbean island on October 4th, killing some 400 people according to government estimates and leaving more than 1.4 million in need of humanitarian aid.

UNICEF is preparing to launch a cholera vaccination campaign to immunize up to 900,000 people, following fears of a new epidemic connected to the after-effects of the hurricane.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to the agency's Marc Vincent who is based in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince.

He began by asking about the situation on the ground one month on.

Duration: 3'48"

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