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RAF delivers further aid to Philippines disaster zones

International Development Secretary Justine Greening arrives in Cebu.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening arrives in Cebu. Credit: Ministry of Defence

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 inspects the aid on board the RAF C-17 Globemaster.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening inspects the aid on board the RAF C-17 Globemaster. Credit: Ministry of Defence

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.

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Justine Greening: UK aid won't stop here

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.

– International Development Secretary Justine Greening

The death toll from the disaster has already risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further.

New British aid flights for typhoon areas

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.

Six new British aid flights will arrive in the Philippines this week, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced Credit: PA

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.

Read: HMS Illustrious sails off on aid mission to Philippines

Justine Greening arrives in the Philippines with UK aid

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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Just landed at Cebu in the Philippines on an RAF C-17, to see the scale of the operation getting #UKaid to people affected by #typhoonHaiyan

Read: Typhoon appeal raises £44m

Read: HMS Illustrious sails off on aid mission to Philippines

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Families living with dead by taking shelter in cemetery

Money has been pouring into the joint appeal by British charities for the victims of the Philippines typhoon but those affected are still having to take shelter wherever they can.

Nine families are now living with the dead after they found sanctuary in a cemetery with children lying on tombs.

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ITV News Correspondent Angus Walker reports from Tacloban:

Read: A turning point reached ten days after Typhoon Haiyan

A turning point reached ten days after Typhoon Haiyan

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Ten days on from the typhoon and you get the sense that we have reached some sort of turning point.

Angus Walker in Tacloban City. Credit: ITV News

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There is certainly more aid getting through, I was down in the city centre watching as families were given two kilos of rice and a large bottle of water each and that is certainly better than the situation just a few days ago.

However, there is still no power in Tacloban, still no running water in people's homes and there are still people living in absolutely dreadful conditions.

The latest UN figures suggest there are 350,000 people in evacuation centres and four million people scattered across this entire region.

They need a lot of help, roads need to be cleared but you get the sense that things are starting to get better.

Read: The Philippine 'ghost town' that the aid planes forgot

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