Philippines aid leaves Stansted

The UK's first plane-load of aid destined to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has left Stansted Airport.

Stansted plays a starring role in huge Philippines aid effort

by Luke Farrington

85 tonnes of supplies are on their way from Stansted Airport to the Philippines, to help with the huge aid effort.

A Boeing 747 cargo plane packed with everything from vehicles and tents to generators left the Essex airport this morning, heading to the two million people left homeless by the catastrophic typhoon.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington

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Plane packed with supplies heads to Philippines

A plane packed with crucial supplies for the Philippines has taken off from Stansted Airport.

The Red Cross flight packed with 85 tonnes of equipment is being sent to help the two-million people left homeless by typhoon Haiyan.

Its cargo contains fork lift trucks, tents, generators, water, sanitation equipment and even a Land Rover.

Charlotte McGlade, of the British Red Cross, says that the aid should reach the Philippines quickly.

Cambridge woman describes "nightmare" wait for news from her Philippines family

by Tanya Mercer

A woman from Cambridge says awaiting news from her family in the Philippines and watching the disaster unfold on television is like a living nightmare.

Jennelyn Carter-Woodrow has just found out her family, who live in Tacloban, survived Typhoon Haiyan, but she says the biggest worry now is getting food, water and medicine to survivors.

She's managed to speak to her mother, who says the community, in which she grew up, is completely destroyed.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Cambridge woman awaits news from Philippines relatives

A woman from Cambridge says awaiting news from her family in the Philippines and watching the disaster unfold on television is a living nightmare.

Jennelyn Carter-Woodrow has just found out her family, who live in Tacloban, has survived Typhoon Haiyan, but she says the biggest worry now is getting food, water and medicine to survivors.

She's managed to speak to her mother who says the community in which she grew up is completely destroyed.

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