Authorities in the Philippines said 3,422 people had been killed by super typhoon Haiyan, on Samar and Letye islands.
The pace of the aid effort has started to pick up, with foreign governments dispatching food, water, medical supplies and trained staff to the region. Trucks and generators are also arriving.
A US aircraft carrier is moored off the coast, preparing for a major relief mission. The fleet of helicopters on board is expected to drop food and water to the worst affected areas
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.