North East charities are taking their fund-raising to the streets, as millions of people in the Philippines become increasingly desperate for food and shelter.
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.
Volunteers with the British Red Cross in Newcastle are fundraising to alleviate the crisis in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
The charity has been inundated with offers of help from people in the North East since the cyclone struck last week.
Sunderland aid worker Tim Harding has been describing the aftermath of the typhoon that hit the Philippines.