Monday, June 27, 2005 - Red tape slows tsunami recovery - Red tape slows tsunami recovery: "Red tape slows tsunami recovery
By Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY
HONG KONG � Six months after a killer wave tore across southern Asia's coastlines, fumbling governments there are still struggling to distribute aid, clean up and rebuild.

Many tsunami victims complain that the government is taking way too long to resettle the many people whose homes were destroyed.
By Paula Bronstein, Getty Images

'Life is not getting back to normal,' says Sukumar Rockwood, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka. 'There's been a lot of bureaucracy. Nobody really knows what is going on.'"


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