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FROM: U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
December 5, 2012
The United States offers condolences for the destruction and loss of life in the southern Philippines and the widespread damage to populated areas in Palau caused by Typhoon Bopha. Our embassies in Manila and Koror have offered immediate disaster relief assistance, and we are working closely with authorities in both countries to offer additional assistance as needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy.