Volunteers rally round after Typhoon Haiyan

Volunteers from the North East have been helping the people of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, through charities such as the British Red Cross.

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Relatives of typhoon victims wait for news from Philippines

Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday, many members of the Filipino community in the North East have been waiting to hear whether their friends and family are safe.

The British Red Cross in Newcastle has been helping people to trace their relatives, as well as collecting donations.

Meanwhile, some people from the North East have travelled to the Philippines to offer their help. Tim Harding, from Sunderland, joined other aid workers from around the world, but said their efforts were being hampered by a lack of resources.

Lucy Taylor reports.

The 14 British charities on the Disasters and Emergency Committee have launched their appeal for donations to the Philippines. Find out more here.


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