Washington D.C. – Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“I offer my deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines who are struggling with the devastating aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been one of our closest allies and the U.S. stands ready to assist President Aquino and the people of the Philippines with humanitarian relief efforts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to loved ones who were lost or are suffering from this horrific storm.”