International Development Secretary Justine Greening has joined UK and Australian medics in Tacloban, one of the worst affected areas in the Philippines typhoon, ahead of more supplies being brought by HMS Illustrious.
Ms Greening posted on Twitter: "Medics [are] doing amazing work treating people hurt by Typhoon Haiyan".
An RAF C-17 Globemaster plane has delivered further emergency supplies and humanitarian aid to typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening joined the crew from Malaysia to Cebu in the Philippines to oversee the process.
The RAF said the C-17 Globemaster's ability to fly long distances and land in remote regions makes it a "premier transporter" for humanitarian missions.
The six new British aid flights arriving over the next six days in the typhoon-hit Philippines are carrying:
- 22,000 plastic sheets
- 23,000 tarpaulins
- 3,000 cooking sets
- 17,000 blankets
- 1,400 tents
The humanitarian efforts of the UK's Armed Forces and the Department for International Development (DFID) are already making a difference in the Philippines ,but International Development Secretary Justine Greening pledged, "We will not stop here".
I have seen how DFID and our military are delivering UK aid supplies to the most desperate parts of the Philippines and how our help is getting these people back on their feet.
While we can be proud that UK kit and personnel are making a difference in the immediate term, we will not stop here.
In the coming months the UK will be working hard to help build a better future for all the people of the Philippines, including girls and women who are often the ones who suffer disproportionately in the wake of crises like this.
The death toll from the disaster has already risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further.
Six new British aid flights carrying more than 1,400 tents and other supplies will arrive in the Philippines this week, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced as she toured areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
The flights and the investment of £5 million to improve the ability of four cities in the country to withstand extreme weather events takes the UK Government's contribution to the relief effort to more than £55 million.
The Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening has arrived in the Philppines, as vital UK aid is set to help the typhoon relief effort.
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