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Typhoon Damage in the Philippines (Messages of Sympathies from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida)

November 10, 2013

1. Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name: Yolanda) cut across Visayas, central part of the Philippines on November 8, triggering a series of flooding and landslides, and resulting in massive damage, including many casualties, injured, and displaced.

2. In response to this situation, on Sunday, November 10, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to H.E. Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida also sent a message to H.E. Mr. Albert del Rosario, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines respectively, expressing their condolences and sympathies for the loss of many lives and for the many people affected by this disaster and stating that Japan will extend any necessary assistance.

[Notes] Extent of devastation of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

The extent of the damage as of 6:00 am (local time), November 10, is as follows
(Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council release):

  • Casualties: 151
  • Injured: 23
  • Affected: 4,459,468 (982,252 households)
  • Displaced: 477,735 (101,762 households)

No information on human or material damage relating to Japanese people has been received.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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