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Aid flight to leave EMA

A flight carrying aid supplies to the Philippines is due to leave East Midlands Airport today. The flight was originally meant to depart yesterday, but has been delayed.

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Government praises generosity of Brits as flight prepares to leave EMA

A flight loaded with more than 95 tonnes of UK aid is getting ready to leave East Midlands Airport for the Philippines this evening, Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has praised the 'huge generosity' of the British people.

Ministers have chartered a flight to take supplies including fork lift trucks, fuel tanks and a Land Rover defender to the country, where 3,600 people have died and more than 500,000 have been left homeless after Typhoon Haiyan.

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