One of the earliest visitors to Haiti after the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010 was Michaëlle Jean. Haiti is where she was born, and she made several trips there as Canada's Governor General, and continued to make regular visits as UNESCO's special envoy to the country.

She spoke with CBC Radio's The Current on Jan. 10.

Jean, who will visit Haiti for ceremonies marking the second anniversary of the earthquake, told guest host Nancy Wilson that while charities are helping to rebuild, Haiti's government is so starved for cash that it can't enforce its own policies for reconstruction. Meanwhile, half a million people remain in tents.