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British doctors arrive in Philippines to help survivors

A 12-strong team of British doctors has arrived in the typhoon-struck Philippines to help treat survivors of the disaster.

The team of surgeons and paramedics landed in the capital Manila as part of Britain's response to Typhoon Haiyan, the Department for International Development (DFID) said.

The typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city. Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

Among the team is Richard Villar, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based in Cambridge, who has previously led surgical teams in global disaster projects in earthquake-hit Haiti and Kashmir and the East Java mud flow.