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US, Great Britain cite Filipinos’ resilience in the wake of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

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MANILA, Philippines – The United States and Great Britain cited the “strong spirit” and resilience of the Filipino people as they expressed their solidarity and concern for those affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

“On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer our deepest condolences and solidarity as you wrestle with the devastation and loss of life that accompanied Super Typhoon Haiyan,” United States Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement Saturday.

“Having so recently had my own visit to the Philippines prevented by another powerful storm, I know that these horrific acts of nature are a burden that you have wrestled with and courageously surmounted before. Your spirit is strong,” he said.

US embassies in the Philippines and in neighbor country Palau, were already coordinating with authorities on how they could assist in the relief efforts, Kerry added.

Great Britain Ambassador Asif Ahmad also cited the resilience of the Filipinos and said that a team from the United Kingdom was already on its way to the country to determine needed resources.

“Yet again the resilience of the people of the Philippines is being tested in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. With our expression of concern and sorrow for the victims comes our assurance of help,” Ahmad said in a statement.

“A team is on its way from the UK to assess needs and then mobilize resources. The fortunate ones will be able to recover quickly but the most vulnerable people will need help to rebuild their shattered lives,” he said.

Ahmad also urged Britons in the country to also offer what they can in assisting the communities.

As of early Saturday morning, Yolanda was moving across the West Philippine Sea at 35 kph in a west northwest direction. Winds also weakened to 175 kph and only signal number 2 was raised in one area while signal number 1 in eight areas.


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