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2013 U.S. Embassy News and Events

U.S. Embassy Provides $100,000 for Typhoon Yolanda Relief Operations

Charge d'Affaires (Acting Ambassador) Brian Goldbeck issued a disaster declaration announcing the immediate availability of $100,000 to provide health, water, and sanitation support to those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

A Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team is poised to fly to Manila tomorrow to conduct a needs assessment, and a USAID Disaster Assistance and Response Team is also preparing to conduct surveys in country. USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and Mission representatives have already deployed at various locales throughout the affected area and determined that the damage is severe in multiple locations.