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Last updated: 19 january, 2010 - 14:10 GMT

Haiti earthquake: the struggle to distribute aid

The former US President, Bill Clinton, has been in Haiti watching the international aid operation for himself at Port-au-Prince airport.

As well as being the UN special envoy for Haiti, Mr Clinton, along with another former president, George Bush, has been assigned by President Obama to raise money from the private sector for Haiti.

The BBC's Matt Frei caught up with him amid the roar of the plane engines and asked for his impressions of the situation on the ground.

Former US President Bill Clinton helps unload bottled water from a plane at Port-au-Prince airport, Haiti, 18 January 2010

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It appears there are still major problems in the distribution of the aid.

Thierry Durand is the director of operations for Medicins Sans Frontieres.

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First broadcast 19 January 2010

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