The UK's biggest employer of people from the Philippines has donated more than one million dollars to the appeal fund for the typhoon disaster. Meanwhile, Portsmouth based warship HMS Daring has arrived at the country's aid.
The Portsmouth-based destroyer HMS Daring is in the Philippines helping those who have been devastated by the Typhoon.
125 shelter packs provided by The Department for International Development (DFID) - each containing four family sized kits and nearly 1000 litres of fresh drinking water - have been distributed to communities on Canas, Calagnaan and Tulunanaun islands to the north east of the island of Panay.
Volunteer's at St Patrick House in Woolston, Southampton, have been packing donations to send to the Philippines. Organisations throughout the region are asking people to donate canned food and clothes.
Portsmouth warship HMS Daring has today loaded her stores at Cebu port with lifesaving humanitarian aid and is on her way to Philippine islands that have been without help since Typhoon Haiyan struck. The flight crew flew their Lynx helicopter on six recces of remote areas for signs of destruction.
From the images that came back, the command team have now identified several areas that are desperately in need of aid. Aerial imagery taken from the Lynx show flattened housing, scattered possessions, large vessels blown onto shorelines and the word ‘help’ spelt out in palm leaves on the beach.
HMS Daring has arrived in the Philippines as part of the UK's emergency response to the disaster.
The Type 45 destroyer and her crew have docked at the island of Cebu ready to provide humanitarian assistance to the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, the Department for International Aid and Development said.
They have spent the last three days carrying out reconnaissance work in and around the Philippines, using a helicopter to survey the areas which have not yet been reached by international relief teams.
The Lynx helicopter will now be used to fly shelter kits, food and medical supplies to those remote areas.