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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Greening hails 'tremendous response' to aid call

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".

International Development Secretary Justine Greening with RAF Brize Norton Station Commander, Group Captain Steve Lushington. Credit: Ministry of Defence

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."

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