Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR131108 - Australia’s Statement on Typhoon Yolanda

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell

08 November 2013

On behalf of the Australian Government and people, I extend our heartfelt sympathies for the massive destruction resulting from Typhoon Yolanda.

Australia, as a close friend of the Philippines, is deeply concerned for the Filipino people at this difficult time. I admire the resilience and courage that Filipinos demonstrate under extreme pressure. I note that relief and recovery efforts are still ongoing in areas that were severely affected by the Bohol earthquake and the typhoon that also battered Northern Luzon just last week.

The Australian Government is working closely with our partners, including in the Philippine Government, to obtain more information on the impacts of the typhoon and the situation going forward.