"Life-threatening" conditions persist for children in Haiti: UNICEF

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Cornelia Walther (right) speaks to a group of children in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Cornelia Walther

There are "still children whose lives are threatened" three months on from the devastating hurricane which hit Haiti, according to the UN Children's Fund, (UNICEF).

Speaking from the capital Port-au-Prince, UNICEF communications chief, Cornelia Walther, said that they were grateful for the emergency funding provided by donors in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, but more was needed.

Around 600,000 children were affected by the category 4 storm which struck in early October, leaving 1.5 million Haitians in need of assistance.

More than 700 schools were damaged, and a mass vaccination campaign against cholera in November, reached more than 800,000 people.

Matthew Wells began by asking Ms Walther to describe the extent of the destruction caused three months ago.

Duration: 3'47"

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