Nightly News   |  February 11, 2010

One month after Haiti quake marked with protests

Several protests erupted around Port-au-Prince Thursday as quake victims complained that they still lack food, water, toilets and medical care. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports.

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>>> and now we have news tonight from the day in haiti , where tomorrow will mark the one month anniversary since the devastating earthquake. our own mike taibbi on the ground for us tonight in port-au-prince. mike, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian. overnight, the first rain since the quake which made things more miserable in these tent cities, and drove hundreds in the streets in protests, many telling us a month into the crisis they don't have the essentials or enough of them, food, water, shelter, toilets. the u.s. ambassador to haiti who is coordinating the relief says there is greater recognition of need, the original u.s. commitment of $100 million increased to $537 million spent on haiti relief at of now. finally, in the case of those ten baptist missionaries charged with attempting to kidnap children, they remain in jail even though the judge recommended be freed pending the completion of the investigation. the judge giving the prosecutor time to appeal his recommendation. the decision now whether to release those missionaries is not expected until monday at the earliest.

>> mike taibbi who remains on the ground as part of our team covering haiti . mike, thanks.