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11/13/2013--Introduced. Mourns with the people of the Philippines and all of the countries affected by the horrific loss of life caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013.
Expresses deepest condolences to the victims' families.
Applauds the prompt commitments of support and humanitarian efforts by the international community, relief agencies, and private citizens.
Commends the United States for providing $20 million of immediate humanitarian assistance and urges the United States to continue to provide recovery and reconstruction assistance to the Philippines.
Reaffirms the friendship between the United States and the Philippines.
Urges the United States to: (1) coordinate with the international community and humanitarian agents in prioritizing the protection of women and girls in the disaster's aftermath, and (2) continue to work with the Philippines to strengthen local and national disaster risk reduction and mitigation strategies.