UK government implements £6m typhoon response

The Government has begun implementing a £6 million "rapid response" to the crisis in the Philippines, the International Development Secretary has said.

The British response is being co-ordinated with aid agencies that already have a presence "on the ground", the minister told ITV's Daybreak.

"We've also flown out two NHS experts, and I think what we'll now do is quickly assess the scale of the needs," she said.