International Development Secretary Justine Greening said there has been "a tremendous response" to the disaster in the Philippines, "these appeals underline just how serious the situation is".
Ms Greening said: "Backing the UN and Red Cross appeals will ensure the relief effort is properly co-ordinated and much-needed assistance gets to those who need it.
"I hope other countries will be joining us to give the Philippines the support it needs."
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.