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.

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Philippines appeal reaches £39m

The Philippines typhoon appeal has reaches £39 million, the Disasters Emergency Committee has announced. British warship HMS Daring has arrived in the country as part of the UK's emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan.