A shoe box appeal event will take place today in Birmingham to help children affected by Tyhpoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
More than 6,000 people have died in the disaster with 1.9 million people left homeless.
More than 500 shoe boxes full of tinned foods and clothes as well as toys and games will be packed today at the Al-Mahdi institute in Selly Oak as part of the appeal organised by Who is Hussain and Mercy in Action.
Members of Leicester's Filipino community have been holding a fund-raising brunch for victims of the typhoon disaster.
Organisers say the aim was to raise as much money as possible to send supplies of food, water and medicine to the worst-affected areas of their homeland.
Phil Brewster reports.
A man from Nottingham fears Typhoon Haiyan could have claimed the lives of seventeen members of his family in the Philippines.
Nolan Alonzo is waiting for news of his relatives and is trying to organise a private search team to go and look for his family them.
A man from Nottingham has told of his fear for dozens of members of his family who are missing after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.
Nolan Alonzo told ITV News Central that up to 40 of his relatives are missing or have been confirmed dead since the super-storm hit last week.
Staffordshire digger maker JCB has said it is donating more than £300,000 worth of machines and generators to help people affected by the Filipino typhoon disaster.
The company is sending a fleet of three loaders to aid the clear-up operations following Typhoon Haiyan.
In addition, more than 120 JCB electrical generators are being provided through the company's Filipino dealer Camec.
It has been four days since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, and families in the Midlands are still waiting to hear if their loved ones are safe.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless since the storm - and aid workers from the region are now being mobilised to go and help.
Zaid Al-Rawni is due to land in the Philippines today.