By Mark Memmott
Nearly four months after the earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, killing a couple hundred thousand people in the process and forcing two million or more Haitians from their homes, NPR's Jason Beaubien reports from the island nation that while there is "a lot less rubble," in many places "it looks like absolutely nothing" has changed since buildings collapsed and life there was torn apart.
On Morning Edition, Jason also told host Steve Inskeep that "one of the biggest frustrations" he hears from Haitians is that they don't have jobs anymore and "they don't have anything to do."
The hopeful signs, Jason reports, include the opening of "schools in a box" -- temporary structures that have been put up so that classes can be held. And some markets are open again.
But, "hundreds of thousands of people" still live in camps and in "very desperate conditions," Jason says. And there is a great deal of worry about what will happen when the rainy season hits in coming weeks and months.
Here's the conversation he had with Steve: