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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.

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Generosity to DEC appeal 'surpassing all expectations'

The Disasters Emergency Committee said the public's generosity to its Philippines typhoon appeal "is yet again surpassing all expectations".

DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed said: "The aid agencies represented by the Disasters Emergency Committee never take such kindness for granted but this shows that when people are really suffering, the UK responds.

A man salvages debris following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Credit: REUTERS/Edgar Su

“It is increasingly obvious that the need is huge and we and the people being helped are very grateful for all the support.

"DEC agencies are already using the money donated to good effect. They are in affected areas delivering vital aid including food, water and very importantly sanitation supplies”.

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