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.
The few surviving residents of a Philippine community devastated by Typhoon Haiyan tell ITV News their home is already a "ghost town".
An RAF plane has left the UK for the Philippines to help with the relief effort following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Mother nature can be cruel, and none know that more so than the residents of St Bernard. 7 years ago the village was buried by a landslide.