A US aircraft carrier "strike group" started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as President Benigno Aquino faced mounting pressure to speed up the distribution of supplies.
While relief efforts picked up, local authorities began burying the dead - an important, if grim, milestone for a city shredded by one of the world's most powerful typhoons and the tsunami-like wall of seawater believed to have killed thousands.
"There are still bodies on the road," said Alfred Romualdez, mayor of Tacloban, a city of 220,000 people reduced to rubble in worst-hit Leyte province.
"It's scary. There is a request from a community to come and collect bodies. They say it's five or 10. When we get there, it's 40."
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.