World Bank chief ready to help Philippines

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the World Bank says the organization is ready to help authorities in the Philippines deal with the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Jim Yong Kim says the bank has a wealth of experience dealing with the aftermath of disasters such as removal of debris when an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.

He said Tuesday the bank has many projects in the Philippines and was discussing with authorities in Manila the best way its resources could be used.

Kim also expressed his deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines over the deaths and destruction wrought by the storm.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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