UN chief saddened by extensive loss of life in Philippines

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply saddened by the extensive loss of life and the serious damage to homes and infrastructure in the Philippines as a result of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, ( known locally as Yolanda).

A statement from the Spokesperson’s Office, the Secretary-General offers his sincere condolences to the people and Government of the Philippines, particularly to those who lost family members, their homes or have been otherwise affected by this disaster.

United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are working closely with the Government to support it’s efforts to assess the situation and respond rapidly to help people in need.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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