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08 May 2008 description

"While immediate humanitarian assistance to the people Burma is the first priority, the impact of the cyclone shows that sustainable development and poverty alleviation is dependent on institutional change in that country," says David Culverhouse, executive director of the Council for International Development.

"Relief efforts are being hampered by the regime's refusal to quickly expedite visas for international aid workers and customs procedures for aid in kind.

28 Feb 2005 description

"There is still time to apply for the government 1:1 subsidy for funds raised for tsunami relief. Anyone who has raised money can apply up till the 14 March. Contact the Council for International Development (CID) if you need any assistance," urged Rae Julian, Executive Director of CID.