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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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DEC Philippines typhoon appeal reaches £39 million

Around four million people have been displaced from their homes Credit: Reuters

Donations to help the survivors of the Super Typhoon Haiyan has reached £39 million.

Over 11 million people have been affected by the disaster, with around four million people displaced from their homes.

DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said the organisation had been left "completely overwhelmed" by the compassion of the British public.

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